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Sex Differences in the Association between Serum Uric Acid and Adiposity Markers in the Population-Based CoLaus Study

Women and men differ in their serum uric acid (SUA) levels and fat distribution. As very few large scale population-based studies have systematically assessed sex differences in the relationship between SUA and markers of adiposity, we explored these associations in the CoLaus study.

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Nutrition-Related Lifestyle Practices, Dietary Pattern, Nutrient Intake and Nutritional Status of Selected Call Center Agents

The study aimed to determine association of nutritional status with nutrition-related lifestyle practices, dietary pattern and nutrient intake among selected call center agents. One hundred call center agents of Metro Manila were interviewed on physical activity, smoking and consumption of alcoholic beverages and dietary pattern.

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Non-Communicable Diseases and Emergencies: A Call for Renewed Action

In the aftermath of the 2011 United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), there is now an unprecedented opportunity for a renewed call to action on the management of NCDs during and following emergencies (including natural disasters, conflict and non-conflict related emergencies).

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Basque Country: Reinventing Healthcare Delivery Model to Tackle Chronic Diseases

In July 2010, the Department of Health and Consumer Affairs of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country (2.2 million inhabitants in northern Spain) issued the “Estrategia para afrontar el reto de la cronicidad en Euskadi” (Strategy for tackling the challenge of chronicity in the Basque Country).

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Localization of Tobacco Regulations in 12 Selected Pilot Provinces: Philippines

The project is designed to achieve implementation across the Philippines of the (national legislation) Republic Act 9211 entitled “Tobacco Regulations Act of 2003” (Republic Act 9211). In our devolved setting, the local government units (LGUs which are the provinces down to the municipal level) have low compliance with respect to national mandates.

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