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Chronic disease epidemiology

This section aims to publish studies on the epidemiology of chronic diseases and the use of public health interventions for their control.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Despite high cardiovascular mortality in Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union, there is limited information about major risk factors, including blood lipids. We investigated the prevalence of imp...

    Authors: Adil Supiyev, Talgat Nurgozhin, Zhaxybay Zhumadilov, Anne Peasey, Jaroslav A. Hubacek and Martin Bobak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:651

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    Inequitable access to healthy food may contribute to health disparities. This study examines the relationship between the prevalence of adult diabetes and food access in the U.S. by county economic/racial comp...

    Authors: Lindsey Haynes-Maslow and Lucia A. Leone

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:648

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    According to a report on the worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015, mean blood pressure is increasing in low and middle income countries while it is either decreasing or stabilizing in high inco...

    Authors: Abayneh Girma Demisse, Ermias Shenkutie Greffie, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Abera Balcha Bulti, Shitaye Alemu, Bewketu Abebe and Nebiyu Mesfin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:647

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    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) in young adults poses significant cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk for later years. Parental history of CVDs is known to affect the prevalence of CVD risk in adulthood. In sub-Sahar...

    Authors: Kwame Yeboah, Kennedy Konlan Dodam, Patrick Kormla Affrim, Linda Adu-Gyamfi, Anormah Rashid Bado, Richard N. A. Owusu Mensah, Afua Bontu Adjei and Ben Gyan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:96

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    The incidence rate of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was determined in the Calgary Metropolitan Area, a major Canadian city.

    Authors: Andrea Christine Shysh, Leonard Tu Nguyen, Maggie Guo, Marcus Vaska, Christopher Naugler and Fariborz Rashid-Kolvear

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:94

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Despite evidence of the benefits of physical activity in the management of type 2 diabetes, it is poorly addressed in diabetes care. This study aimed to identify the prevalence and correlates of meeting ≥600ME...

    Authors: Thamra S. Alghafri, Saud M. Alharthi, Yahya Al-farsi, Elaine Bannerman, Angela M. Craigie and Annie S. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:85

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    During the past two decades, several scientific publications from different countries have shown how oral health in the population varies with social determinants. The aim of the present study was to explore t...

    Authors: Magnus Hakeberg and Ulla Wide Boman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:63

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

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    In the past 20 years, the trends of ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality in China have been described in divergent claims. This research analyzes mortality trends for IHD by using the data from 102 continuou...

    Authors: Xia Wan, Hongyan Ren, Enbo Ma and Gonghuan Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:52

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  9. Content type: Research article

    Evidence on diseases caused by or associated with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) has been based on two meta-analyses including rather dated studies. The objective of this contribution was to estimate the risks o...

    Authors: Michaël Schwarzinger, Sophie Pascale Thiébaut, Sylvain Baillot, Vincent Mallet and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:43

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  10. Content type: Research article

    Life expectancy is a statistical measure of the average time an organism is expected to live. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of injury-related mortality on life expectancy in Zhejiang Pro...

    Authors: Fang-Rong Fei, Jie-Ming Zhong, Min Yu, Wei-Wei Gong, Meng Wang, Jin Pan, Hai-bin Wu and Ru-Ying Hu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:24

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Back pain is one of the most common chronic diseases in Germany and has a major impact on work ability and social participation. The German Pension Insurance (GPI) is the main provider of medical rehabilitatio...

    Authors: Matthias Bethge, Kerstin Mattukat, David Fauser and Wilfried Mau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:22

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Abnormal body mass and related metabolic disorders may affect female reproductive health. The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of underweight, overweight, obesity, lipid and glucose metabol...

    Authors: Dorota Szostak-Węgierek, Anna Waśkiewicz, Walerian Piotrowski, Urszula Stepaniak, Andrzej Pająk, Magdalena Kwaśniewska, Paweł Nadrowski, Arkadiusz Niklas, Aleksandra Puch-Walczak and Wojciech Drygas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:15

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    Hypertension is a leading cause of cardiovascular diseases and a growing public health problem in many developed and developing countries. However, population-based data to inform policy development are scarce...

    Authors: Marie-Rosette Nahimana, Alypio Nyandwi, Marie Aimee Muhimpundu, Olushayo Olu, Jeanine Umutesi Condo, Andre Rusanganwa, Jean Baptiste Koama, Candide Tran Ngoc, Jean Bosco Gasherebuka, Martin O. Ota and Joseph C. Okeibunor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:2

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    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the principal contributor to the burden of disease and mortality worldwide. Previous studies observed associations between early age at first birth (AFB) and all-cause mortality...

    Authors: Nicole T. A. Rosendaal and Catherine M. Pirkle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:627

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    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the first most common cancer in males and the third most common cancer in females in Saudi Arabia. Dietary habits are strongly associated with the inhibition or proliferation of mali...

    Authors: Firas S. Azzeh, Eyad M. Alshammari, Awfa Y. Alazzeh, Abdelelah S. Jazar, Ibrahim R. Dabbour, Hani A. El-Taani, Ahmed A. Obeidat, Fayrooz A. Kattan and Sufyan H. Tashtoush

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:607

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  16. Content type: Research article

    We investigated the risk of chronic liver disease (CLD) due to alcohol consumption and body mass index (BMI) and the effects of their interaction in a prospective cohort study of women recruited to the UKCTOCS...

    Authors: Paul M Trembling, Sophia Apostolidou, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Julie Parkes, Andy Ryan, Sudeep Tanwar, Matthew Burnell, Ian Jacobs, Usha Menon and William M. Rosenberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:603

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    Data on prevalence and characteristics of different high blood pressure subtypes are lacking among Chinese children. Regarding the mechanistic differences between isolated systolic high blood pressure and isol...

    Authors: Yide Yang, Bin Dong, Shuo Wang, Yanhui Dong, Zhiyong Zou, Lianguo Fu and Jun Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:598

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    A recent recalibration of the ONCOTYROL Prostate Cancer Outcome and Policy (PCOP) Model, assuming that latent prostate cancer (PCa) detectable at autopsy might be detectable by screening as well, resulted in c...

    Authors: Nikolai Mühlberger, Kristijan Boskovic, Murray D. Krahn, Karen E. Bremner, Willi Oberaigner, Helmut Klocker, Wolfgang Horninger, Gaby Sroczynski and Uwe Siebert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:596

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    Insufficient physical activity (PA) is a major contributing factor in the growing problem of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in urban and rural Sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed to determine PA and associa...

    Authors: Beatrice John, Jim Todd, Innocent Mboya, Mary Mosha, Mark Urassa and Tara Mtuy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:588

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Depressive disorder is the largest contributor to years lived with disability in the Caribbean, adding 948 per 100,000 in 2013. Depression is also a major risk factor for suicidal behaviour. Social inequalitie...

    Authors: Catherine R Brown, Ian R Hambleton, Natasha Sobers-Grannum, Shawn M Hercules, Nigel Unwin, E Nigel Harris, Rainford Wilks, Marlene MacLeish, Louis Sullivan and Madhuvanti M Murphy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:577

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    Adequate awareness of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and their risk factors may help reduce the population’s exposure to modifiable risk factors and thereby contribute to prevention and control strategies. Ther...

    Authors: Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Noah Takah, Calypse Ngwasiri, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Maxime Tindong, Anastase Dzudie and J. Lennert Veerman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:545

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    This study aims to review all published systematic reviews on the prevalence of modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors among women from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC). This is the first r...

    Authors: Mashael K. Alshaikh, Filippos T. Filippidis, Hussain A. Al-Omar, Salman Rawaf, Azeem Majeed and Abdul-Majeed Salmasi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:536

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) has become a global epidemic with significant disability and premature death. Identification of the level of knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) related to diabetes among the g...

    Authors: H. M. M Herath, N. P. Weerasinghe, H. Dias and T. P. Weerarathna

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:535

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Long-term adherence to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is particularly important for fecal testing. Some U.S. studies report that only 25% of individuals repeat fecal testing annually. The purpose of this qu...

    Authors: Beverly B. Green, June BlueSpruce, Leah Tuzzio, Sally W. Vernon, L. Aubree Shay and Sheryl L. Catz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:531

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and is growing rapidly globally including in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We aimed to assess the trend in adiposity markers in Cameroonian unive...

    Authors: Simeon-Pierre Choukem, André-Pascal Kengne, Maxime-Leolein Nguefack, Yannick Mboue-Djieka, Daniel Nebongo, Jackson T Guimezap and Jean Claude Mbanya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:499

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    Cardiovascular risk factors are increasing in most developing countries. To date, however, very little standardized data has been collected on the primary risk factors across the spectrum of economic developme...

    Authors: Lara R. Dugas, Terrence E. Forrester, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Pascal Bovet, Estelle V. Lambert, Ramon A. Durazo-Arvizu, Guichan Cao, Richard S. Cooper, Rasha Khatib, Laura Tonino, Walter Riesen, Wolfgang Korte, Stephanie Kliethermes and Amy Luke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:438

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    Prevalences of multimorbidity vary between European studies and several methods and definitions are used. In this study we examine the prevalence of multimorbidity in relation to age, gender and educational at...

    Authors: Michaela L. Schiøtz, Anders Stockmarr, Dorte Høst, Charlotte Glümer and Anne Frølich

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:422

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    An array of risk factors has been associated with cardiovascular diseases, and developing nations are becoming disproportionately affected by such diseases. Cardiovascular diseases have been reported to be hig...

    Authors: Gabriel Anaya and Wael K Al-Delaimy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:400

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The role of an individual’s social network satisfaction (SNS) in the association of social isolation or living alone and incident type 2 diabetes (T2D) is unclear. We assessed the association of SNS with incid...

    Authors: K. Lukaschek, J. Baumert, J. Kruse, C. Meisinger and K.H. Ladwig

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:379

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Ghana faces an increasing burden of non-communicable disease with rates of hypertension estimated as high as 36% in adults. Despite these high rates, hypertension control remains very poor in Ghana (4%). The c...

    Authors: Peter Lamptey, Amos Laar, Alma J. Adler, Rebecca Dirks, Aya Caldwell, David Prieto-Merino, Ann Aerts, Neil Pearce and Pablo Perel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:368

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    Although low birth weight (LBW) is common in South Asian region there are not many studies being done to evaluate LBW and adulthood hypertension association in this region, including in Sri Lanka. Although thi...

    Authors: Dileepa Senajith Ediriweera, Nuwani Dilina, Usha Perera, Francisco Flores and S. Samita

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:358

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    The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world which has created a public health crisis. Correctional facilities have become a front line for mental health care. Public health research in th...

    Authors: Tala Al-Rousan, Linda Rubenstein, Bruce Sieleni, Harbans Deol and Robert B. Wallace

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:342

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Few nationally representative surveys regarding body composition and metabolic syndrome (MetS) have been done in a large-scale representative Chinese population to explore the prediction of body composition in...

    Authors: Tao Xu, Junting Liu, Junxiu Liu, Guangjin Zhu and Shaomei Han

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:337

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  34. Content type: Study protocol

    Lung cancer aetiology and clinical aspects have been mainly studied in men, although specific risk factors probably exist in women. Here we present the rationale, design and organization of the WELCA study (Wo...

    Authors: Isabelle Stücker, Diane Martin, Monica Neri, Pierre Laurent-Puig, Hélène Blons, Martine Antoine, Anne Guiochon-Mantel, Sylvie Brailly-Tabard, Marianne Canonico, Marie Wislez and Jean Trédaniel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:324

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Despite the importance of immigrant population in Portugal few studies have analyzed the patterns of overweight/obesity in this subpopulation. The aims of this study are: (i) describe and compare the prevalenc...

    Authors: Liliane Peralta da Costa, Sónia Ferreira Dias and Maria do Rosário Oliveira Martins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:316

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes Mellitus (DM) has rapidly become a major public health concern in Vietnam. Although the prevalence of DM has been studied in northern and southern Vietnam, little data are available for the central re...

    Authors: Masami Miyakawa, Takayuki Shimizu, Nguyen Van Dat, Phung Thanh, Pham Thi Phuong Thuy, Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh, Nguyen Huu Chau, Yumi Matsushita, Hiroshi Kajio, Vien Quang Mai and Masahiko Hachiya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:298

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  37. Content type: Research article

    A large volume of research has been published on both the socio economic and demographic determinants of cancer and on the health of immigrants and minority groups. Yet because of data limitations, little rese...

    Authors: James Ted McDonald, Michael Farnworth and Zikuan Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:296

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Globally, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are identified as one of the leading causes of mortality. NCDs have several modifiable risk factors including unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use and alc...

    Authors: Ankur Singh, Shalini Bassi, Gaurang P. Nazar, Kiran Saluja, MinHae Park, Sanjay Kinra and Monika Arora

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:292

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D deficiency is prevailing in Saudi Arabia. Recent national data indicated an inverse association between vitamin D status and coronary heart disease (CHD), which increases concerns about vitamin D def...

    Authors: Najlaa M. Aljefree, Patricia Lee and Faruk Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:266

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Asthma is one of the main non-infectious diseases of the respiratory system with substantial economic burden worldwide. The objective of this study was to estimate the economic burden of adult asthma in Cyprus...

    Authors: Savvas Zannetos, Theodora Zachariadou, Andreas Zachariades, Andreas Georgiou and Michael A. Talias

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:262

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    Obese Latino adolescents are disproportionately impacted by insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is an intermediate stage in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and represents a critical opportu...

    Authors: Erica G. Soltero, Yolanda P. Konopken, Micah L. Olson, Colleen S. Keller, Felipe G. Castro, Allison N. Williams, Donald L. Patrick, Stephanie Ayers, Houchun H. Hu, Matthew Sandoval, Janiel Pimentel, William C. Knowler, Kevin D. Frick and Gabriel Q. Shaibi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:261

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Association between caesarian section (C-section) and obesity is controversial and mostly based on body mass index (BMI), which has inherent limitations. Using direct estimates of body fat mass, we aimed to as...

    Authors: Aluisio J. D. Barros, Leonardo Pozza Santos, Fernando Wehrmeister, Janaina Vieira dos Santos Motta, Alicia Matijasevich, Ina S. Santos, Ana M. B. Menezes, Helen Gonçalves, Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção, Bernardo L. Horta and Fernando C. Barros

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:256

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization recommends cervical cancer screening and vaccination programmes as measures to combat cervical cancer. The uptake of these measures remains low in Uganda, most especially in rural...

    Authors: Rawlance Ndejjo, Trasias Mukama, Geofrey Musinguzi, Abdullah Ali Halage, John C. Ssempebwa and David Musoke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:255

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  44. Content type: Research article

    A consequence of the widespread uptake of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) is that the older South African population will experience an increase in life expectancy, increasing their risk for cardiometabolic dise...

    Authors: Thomas A. Gaziano, Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, F. Xavier Gomez-Olive, Alisha Wade, Nigel J. Crowther, Sartaj Alam, Jennifer Manne-Goehler, Chodziwadziwa W Kabudula, Ryan Wagner, Julia Rohr, Livia Montana, Kathleen Kahn, Till W. Bärnighausen, Lisa F. Berkman and Stephen Tollman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:206

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Real life implementation studies performed in different settings and populations proved that lifestyle interventions in prevention of type 2 diabetes can be effective. However, little is known about long term ...

    Authors: Aleksandra Gilis-Januszewska, Jaana Lindström, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Beata Piwońska-Solska, Roman Topór-Mądry, Zbigniew Szybiński, Markku Peltonen, Peter E. H. Schwarz, Adam Windak and Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:198

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  46. Content type: Research article

    There are about 70 small islands in the Aegean and Ionian Sea, of less than 300 Km2 and 5000 inhabitants each, comprising a total population of more than 75,000 individuals with geographical and socioeconomic cha...

    Authors: Chris J. Kapelios, Ioannis Kyriazis, Ioannis Ioannidis, Charilaos Dimosthenopoulos, Erifili Hatziagelaki and Stavros Liatis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:147

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Prevalence of chronic diseases and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors among the adult population of Puerto Rico (PR) is high; however, few epidemiological studies have been conducted to address these. We aimed to d...

    Authors: Josiemer Mattei, José F. Rodríguez-Orengo, Martha Tamez, Francheska Corujo, Aida Claudio, Héctor Villanueva, Hannia Campos, Walter C. Willett, Katherine L. Tucker and Carlos F. Ríos-Bedoya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:136

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Refined grains and white rice have been associated with elevated risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In this study, we sought to quantify the effect of white rice intake on incident T2DM in two prospectiv...

    Authors: Asieh Golozar, Davood Khalili, Arash Etemadi, Hossein Poustchi, Akbar Fazeltabar, Firoozeh Hosseini, Farin Kamangar, Masoud Khoshnia, Farhad Islami, Farzad Hadaegh, Paul Brennan, Paolo Boffetta, Christian C. Abnet, Sanford M. Dawsey, Fereidoun Azizi, Reza Malekzadeh…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:133

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