Xue-Fen Su

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INTRODUCTION This study investigated the associations between the variables of the theory of planned behavior (TPB), influence of significant others, and smoking intentions and behaviors among adolescents living in rural southern China. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among 2609 students in two junior high schools in rural Shantou, Guangdong(More)
BACKGROUND Online social networking use has been integrated into adolescents' daily life and the intensity of online social networking use may have important consequences on adolescents' well-being. However, there are few validated instruments to measure social networking use intensity. The present study aims to develop the Social Networking Activity(More)
Animal studies have suggested that Mn might be associated with some components of the metabolic syndrome (MetS). A few epidemiological studies have assessed dietary Mn intake and its association with the risk of the MetS and its components among Chinese adults. In this study, we assessed daily dietary Mn intake and its relationship with MetS risk among(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the associations of weight changes from young adulthood to middle age with blood pressure (BP) and hypertension among Hong Kong Chinese women. METHODS AND RESULTS Weight at age 18 (W18), current weight (Wcurrent), height, BP, demographics, and lifestyle factors were obtained from 1253 female nurses (35-65 years) by a(More)
Previous studies have examined the role of three NOS3 gene polymorphisms [G894T, T-786C, and the variable number of tandem repeats 4b/a (VNTR 4b/a)] in the susceptibility to preeclampsia with inconclusive findings. We therefore conducted an updated meta-analysis by including more studies. The most appropriate genetic model was chosen for each polymorphism(More)
Tumor susceptibility gene 101 (TSG101) and activating transcription factor 2 (ATF2) have been suggested to involve in the reactivation of EBV which has implications in the development and progression of breast cancer. Therefore, the polymorphisms of TSG101 and ATF2 may associate with breast cancer risk and prognosis. A case-control study with 1551 breast(More)
Dietary exposures during adolescence may exert important effects on breast development and future breast cancer risk. This study evaluated the associations between high school intakes of fat and micronutrients and the incidence of proliferative benign breast disease (BBD), a marker of increased breast cancer risk. 29,480 women (mean age 43.3 years, range(More)
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