Category: Smoking

Cancer risk according to alcohol consumption trajectories: A population-based cohort study on 2.8 million Korean men by Thi Tra Bui

BackgroundAlcohol drinking behaviors change temporally and can lead to changes in related cancer risks; previous studies have been unable to identify the association between the two using a single-measurement approach. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the association of drinking trajectories with the cancer risk in Korean men.MethodsA trajectory analysis using group-based trajectory modeling was…

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BMI Modifies the Association Between Depression Symptoms and Serum Copper Levels by Wu Hongrong

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders which dramatically threatens public health and wellness. Copper has been known to be involved in many biological processes that could help explaining the occurrence of depression. However, studies focusing on its effect have yielded mixed results. The present study aims to evaluate the association between serum…

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Personal exposure to household air pollution and lung function in rural Bangladesh: A population-based cross-sectional study by Shyfuddin Ahmed

We assessed whether personal exposure to household air pollution [PM(2.5) and black carbon (BC)] is associated with lung functions (FEV(1), FVC, and their ratio) in non-smoking adults in rural Bangladesh. We measured personal exposure to PM(2.5) using gravimetric analysis of PM(2.5) mass and BC by reflectance measurement between April 2016 and June 2019. The average…

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The impact of preconception counselling on maternal and fetal outcomes in women with chronic medical conditions: A systematic review by Melanie Nana

BACKGROUND: Beyond diabetes mellitus little data reports outcomes of women with chronic medical conditions who have received pre-conception counselling (PCC). This study aimed to perform a systematic review of the literature to evaluate evidence regarding the impact of PCC on maternal and fetal outcomes in women with chronic medical conditions aside from diabetes mellitus.

Body Mass Index, sex, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug medications, smoking and alcohol are differentially associated with World Health Organisation criteria and colorectal cancer risk in people with Serrated Polyposis Syndrome: an Australian case-control study by Emma Anthony

CONCLUSION: We identified novel risk and potential protective factors associated with SPS, some specific for certain WHO^(2010) criteria. Weekly use of NSAIDs may reduce the risk of CRC in people with SPS.