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1 A very low carbohydrate, low saturated fat diet for type 2 diabetes management: a randomized trial Diabetes Care, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Associative conditioning can increase liking for and consumption of brussels sprouts in children aged 3 to 5 years Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

3 The contribution of mixed dishes to vegetable intake among US children and adolescents Public Health Nutrition, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Effects of starting weaning exclusively with vegetables on vegetable intake at the age of 12 and 23 months Appetite, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels correlate with EGFR mutational status in pulmonary adenocarcinoma Endocrine-Related Cancer, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Dietary habits and prevalence of allergic rhinitis in 6 to 7-year-old schoolchildren in Turkey Full Text Allergology International, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Effect of dietary adherence on the body weight plateau: a mathematical model incorporating intermittent compliance with energy intake prescription American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Maternal caffeine consumption and small for gestational age births: Results from a population-based case-control study Maternal and Child Health Journal , July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Dietary insulin index and insulin load in relation to endometrial cancer risk in the nurses' health study Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Effects of yoga on arm volume among women with breast cancer related lymphedema: A pilot study Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies , July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Diet quality, social determinants, and weight status in Puerto Rican children aged 12 years Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Osteoporosis and fractures in liver disease: Relevance, pathogenesis and therapeutic implications Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, July 31, 2014    Review Article

13 Exploring early childhood diet with stable isotope ratio analysis using primary teeth dentin Archives of Oral Biology, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

14 FADS single-nucleotide polymorphisms are associated with behavioral outcomes in children, and the effect varies between sexes and is dependent on PPAR genotype American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Decline in childhood iron deficiency after interruption of malaria transmission in highland Kenya American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Initiation of nutritional support is delayed in critically ill obese patients: a multicenter cohort study American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Randomised clinical trial: polyethylene glycol 3350 with sports drink vs. polyethylene glycol with electrolyte solution as purgatives for colonoscopy – the incidence of hyponatraemia Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Parent Attribution for Child Eating Scale (PACES). Psychometric characteristics and associations with child and parent variables Appetite, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Reproducibility of subjective appetite ratings and ad libitum test meal energy intake in overweight and obese males Appetite, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Relation between anxiety, depression, and physical activity and performance in maintenance hemodialysis patients Journal of Renal Nutrition, July 31, 2014    Clinical Article

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Tobacco and alcohol use significantly increase risk for ESCC

Based on a meta-analysis (n=5 studies) reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, the combined use of tobacco and alcohol increased the risk for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OR=3.28) compared with non-users; users of tobacco or alcohol alone had a 20%-30% increased risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma compared to non-users.

FCGR3B loss increases susceptibility to SLE and LN

As reported in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, a meta-analysis of 6 studies has shown that a loss of FCGR3B copy number is associated with increased susceptibility to SLE (OR=1.77) and lupus nephritis (OR=2.02).

TNFR1 predicts all-cause mortality in diabetic kidney disease

As reported in Diabetes Care, type 2 diabetics (n=522) with diabetic kidney disease (eGFR< 60 or urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio > 30 mg/mmol) with TNFR1 levels in the highest quartile were at increased risk of all-cause mortality compared to diabetics with TNFR1 levels in the lowest quartile (aHR = 2.98). One hundred ninety-six deaths occurred in 48 months of follow-up.

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