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Potential Health Problems with the Use of Energy Drinks

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INTRODUCTION

The use of energy drinks has significantly increased in the Caribbean and worldwide as aggressive marketing campaigns target adolescents and young adults. More than 30% of adolescents reported using energy drinks and surveys have revealed that energy drinks are consumed by 30% to 50% of adolescents and young adults (1, 2). In a study in college students, 51% of participants reported consuming greater than one energy drink each month (3).

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

A Comparative Study of the Quality and Availability of Health Information used to Facilitate Cost Burden Analysis of Diabetes and Hypertensionin the Caribbean

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383–92
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This report critiques the quality and availability of health information used to facilitate cost burden analysis of diabetes and hypertension in the Caribbean

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Objective: Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) are leading threats to health and well-being in the Caribbean. A study was undertaken in the latter part of 2005 to compute the economic burden of diabetes mellitus and hypertension within the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). This report critiques the quality and availability of health information which can be used to facilitate cost burden analysis of diabetes mellitus and hypertension.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

The Antimicrobial Screening of a Barbadian Medicinal Plant with Indications for Use in the Treatment of Diabetic Wound Infections

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10.7727/wimj.2011.223
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861–4
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This article highlights the investigation of the antimicrobial activity of the plant Justicia secunda, and it seeks to promote the need for further research efforts in the discovery of novel antimicrobial agents from medicinal plants.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

Knowledge, Motivation and Barriers to Diabetes Control in Adults in Jamaica

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330–3
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This study suggested that inadequate knowledge, lack of perceived risk and lack of self-monitoring skills are barriers to glycaemic control. There is need for a collaborative team approach and the incorporation of diabetes education as an indispensable service.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

Changes in Some Liver Enzymes in Streptozotocin-induced Diabetic Rats fed Sapogenin Extract from Bitter Yam (Dioscorea polygonoides) or Commercial Diosgenin

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97–101
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The consumption of sapogenin extract from bitter yam by diabetic rats results in changes in the metabolism of glucose with subsequent reduction in plasma glucose concentration.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

The Antimicrobial Screening of a Barbadian Medicinal Plant with Indications for Use in the Treatment of Diabetic Wound Infections

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10.7727/wimj.2011.223

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e-Published: 20 Feb, 2013

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