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BACKGROUND The prevalence of obesity and overweight persists in the preschool population, despite some prevention and treatment advances, particularly in minorities. Investigating the prevalence of dyslipidemia and the effect of family health may also guide the focus of intervention efforts. METHODS Anthropometric data were collected from urban minority(More)
BACKGROUND Patients' treatment goals for overactive bladder (OAB) and other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) may not be aligned with their healthcare provider's goals. Successful management of OAB symptoms is improved by individualised treatment plans with attainable treatment goals. Goal attainment setting may facilitate patient-provider interaction and(More)
Advisor Date ii DEDICATION I dedicate my work to my parents: Nemer & Hamida Akil, my entire family, my lovely son: Ali, my brother: Dr. Khodr Akil for his impressive personality, help, and unlimited support, and to my sister: Abir and her family for their constant encouragement and love. iii ACKNOLEDGEMENTS My thesis is also dedicated to Dr. K-L Catherine(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity disproportionately affects children from low-income families and those from racial and ethnic minorities. The relationship between snacking and weight status remains unclear, although snacking is known to be an important eating episode for energy and nutrient intake particularly in young children. The purpose of this pilot study was to(More)
High prevalence of childhood obesity persists as a public health concern in the USA. However, limited study has been conducted on the effectiveness of nutrition education focused on African-American (AA) preschoolers (PSLRs) in the preschool settings. The aim of this pilot study was to explore the effectiveness of nutrition education on AA PSLR's health. A(More)
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