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The Combined Effect of Hyperuricemia and Overweight/Obesity on Risk of Hypertension in Adults

The study about the effect of hyperuricemia and overweight/obesity on risk of hypertension shows that the hyperuricemia and overweight/obesity are independent risk factors for hypertension, they increase risk to a much greater extent when present together.


Background: While hyperuricemia and overweight/obesity can act alone to increase the prevalence of hypertension, few studies have examined their combined effect. Materials and

12 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 12 Jun, 2015


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Relationship between Body Mass Index and Dental Caries among Adolescent Children in South India

This study emphasizes the significant association of body mass index, sweet consumption and dental caries among adolescent school children in rural India.


Objective: To evaluate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and dental caries and to study the role of sweet consumption in predicting this relationship among adolescent children in Udupi district, India.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014
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