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1 Vegetarian diets and glycemic control in diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis Full Text Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, November 20, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

2 Relationship between physical activity and heart failure risk in women Circulation: Heart Failure, November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

3 A high quality diet is associated with reduced systemic inflammation in middle-aged individuals Atherosclerosis, November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Mediterranean diet and health status: An updated meta-analysis and a proposal for a literature-based adherence score Public Health Nutrition, November 20, 2014

5 Relationship between exercise heart rate and age in men vs women Mayo Clinic Proceedings, November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and lung function in adults with asthma: the HUNT Study European Respiratory Journal , November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Positive and cost-effectiveness effect of spa therapy on the resumption of occupational and non-occupational activities in women in breast cancer remission: A French multicentre randomised controlled trial European Journal of Oncology Nursing , November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Validation and reproducibility of dietary assessment methods in adolescents: A systematic literature review Public Health Nutrition, November 20, 2014

9 Effect of different surgical options on curative effect, nutrition, and health status of patients with slow transit constipation International Journal of Colorectal Disease, November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Capturing changes in dietary patterns among older adults: a latent class analysis of an ageing Irish cohort Public Health Nutrition, November 20, 2014

11 Effect of metformin therapy and dietary supplements on semen parameters in hyperinsulinaemic males Andrologia, November 20, 2014

12 Liver intake in 24–59-month-old children from an impoverished South African community provides enough vitamin A to meet requirements Public Health Nutrition, November 20, 2014

13 Socio-economic disparities in Australian adolescents' eating behaviours Public Health Nutrition, November 20, 2014

14 Cross-sectional examination of physical and social contexts of episodes of eating and drinking in a national sample of US adults Public Health Nutrition, November 20, 2014

15 Strategies to improve the dietary quality of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries: An assessment of stakeholder opinions Public Health Nutrition, November 20, 2014

16 Malnutrition in older adults on financial assistance in an urban Asian country: A mixed methods study Public Health Nutrition, November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

17 The quality of snoring treatment information on the internet European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Migration-related influences on obesity among sub-Saharan African migrant adolescents in Melbourne, Australia Nutrition & Dietetics, November 20, 2014

19 Variation in aptitude of trainees in endoscopic ultrasonography, based on cumulative sum analysis Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , November 20, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, proton pump inhibitors, and gastrointestinal injury: contrasting interactions in the stomach and small intestine Mayo Clinic Proceedings, November 20, 2014    Review Article

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High expression of MUC1 + HER3 is associated with favorable outcome in bladder cancer patients

As reported in BJU International, elevated co-expression of MUC1 + HER3 was associated with improved survival in patients with bladder cancer. MUC1 alone, or elevated MUC1 + non-elevated HER3, had no prognostic value. Moreover, MUC1 was not predictive of survival, tumor stage, or tumor grade.

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.

Salivary markers for alcohol dependence identified

As reported in Alcohol & Alcoholism, salivary levels of α-fucosidase, β-glucuronidase, and α-mannosidase are elevated (7-18-fold) in patients with alcohol dependence compared to healthy controls.

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