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STAGES OF CHANGE, PARENTING, ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATION, AND ADOLESCENT BODY MASS INDEX: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY
Objective This retrospective longitudinal study investigated the relationship between readiness to change (The Transtheoretical Model of Stages of Change), parenting (e.g., parenting style, practices, and stress), and the ...
Roles of Toll-Like Receptors, Nuclear Receptors and Obesity in Drug Metabolism
Drug metabolism is affected in various diseases and altered physiological states such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, liver disorders, etc. The common factor underlying all these disease states is ...
Comparative Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Medications among Obese Smokers
Objective I: To compare the continuous abstinence rates of FDA-approved smoking cessation medication strategies during a) 3 months, b) 6 months, and b) 12 months follow up period among obese smokers. Hypothesis (Ha): ...
The Protective Role of Angiotensin AT2 Receptors in Obesity-Linked Inflammation and Renal Injury
Obesity is an independent risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Non-resolving inflammation is a key mechanism that initiates and amplifies progressive renal injury in the setting of obesity. ...
Effect of Exercise and Caloric Restriction on Renal Dopamine d1 Receptor Function in Obese Zucker Rats
Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of hypertension and it is associated with hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia (type II diabetes), sodium retention and oxidative stress. However, the mechanisms involved in ...