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1 The effectiveness of yoga in modifying risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Vitamin D deficiency in patients with intellectual disabilities: Prevalence, risk factors and management strategies The British Journal of Psychiatry, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Perinatal high fat diet increases hippocampal vulnerability to the adverse effects of subsequent high-fat feeding Psychoneuroendocrinology, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Vitamin D status and incidence of tuberculosis among contacts of pulmonary tuberculosis patients The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Severe vitamin D deficiency is associated with frequent exacerbations and hospitalization in COPD patients Full Text Respiratory Research, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Dietary intake in infants with complex congenital heart disease: A case-control study on macro- and micronutrient intake, meal frequency and growth Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Detox diets for toxin elimination and weight management: a critical review of the evidence Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, December 19, 2014    Review Article

8 PCSK 7 genotype modifies effect of a weight-loss diet on 2-year changes of insulin resistance: The POUNDS lost trial Diabetes Care, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

9 A prospective cohort study of dietary indices and incidence of epithelial ovarian cancer Full Text Journal of Ovarian Research, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Effects comparison between low glycemic index diets and high glycemic index diets on HbA1c and fructosamine for patients with diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis Primary Care Diabetes, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

11 Effect of neonatal vitamin A supplementation on mortality in infants in Tanzania (Neovita): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial The Lancet, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

12 Influence of food companies' brand mascots and entertainment companies' cartoon media characters on children's diet and health: A systematic review and research needs Obesity Reviews, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

13 Assessing the nutritional status of older individuals in family practice: evaluation and implications for management Clinical Nutrition, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Nutritional care after critical illness: a qualitative study of patients experiences Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

15 In utero preeclampsia exposure, milk intake and pubertal development Reproductive Toxicology, December 19, 2014

16 Effects of Spirulina platensis supplementation on lipid profile in HIV-infected antiretroviral naive patients in Yaounde - Cameroon: a randomized trial study Full Text Lipids in Health and Disease, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

17 Cognitive profile of children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa European Eating Disorders Review, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Randomized phase II trial of gemcitabine plus TH-302 versus gemcitabine in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer Journal of Clinical Oncology, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

19 The metabolic profile of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is associated with impaired glucose tolerance, dyslipidemia, and increased fetal growth Diabetes Care, December 19, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Is there a link between liraglutide and pancreatitis? A post hoc review of pooled and patient-level data from completed liraglutide type 2 diabetes clinical trials Diabetes Care, December 19, 2014    Review Article

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Low vitamin D associated with statin-induced myalgia

As reported in Clinical Therapeutics, of 450 patients prescribed high-dose simvastatin (80 mg qd) for dyslipidemia, 11.1% complained of myalgias. The vitamin D level was lower in patients with myalgias than patients without myalgias (26.2 vs. 36.3 ng/mL).

Predictors of sustained binge drinking

As reported in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, sustained binge drinkers have an earlier onset, drink monthly in secondary school, binged in their 20s, exhibit impulsivity and novelty-seeking, and have depressive symptoms during adolescence compared to those who stop binge drinking.

Obesity and hypertension associated with impaired cognition in BPD

As reported in Bipolar Diseases, obesity and treated hypertension are associated with decreased global cognitive ability in patients with bipolar disease (n=341), but not schizophrenia (n=417).

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