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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320484/nutritional-intervention-preconception-and-during-pregnancy-to-maintain-healthy-glucose-metabolism-and-offspring-health-nipper-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Keith M Godfrey, Wayne Cutfield, Shiao-Yng Chan, Philip N Baker, Yap-Seng Chong
BACKGROUND: Improved maternal nutrition and glycaemic control before and during pregnancy are thought to benefit the health of the mother, with consequent benefits for infant body composition and later obesity risk. Maternal insulin resistance and glycaemia around conception and in early pregnancy may be key determinants of maternal physiology and placental function, affecting fetal nutrient supply and maternal-feto-placental communications throughout gestation, with implications for later postnatal health...
March 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269770/psychosocial-risk-and-protective-factors-and-incident-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-in-community-dwelling-elderly-findings-from-the-singapore-longitudinal-ageing-study
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Iris Rawtaer, Qi Gao, Ma Shwe Zin Nyunt, Lei Feng, Mei Sian Chong, Wee Shiong Lim, Tih-Shih Lee, Philip Yap, Keng Bee Yap, Tze Pin Ng
BACKGROUND: Indicators of social isolation or support such as living alone, loneliness, being married, and life satisfaction are possible psychosocial risk and protective factors for dementia. OBJECTIVE: We investigate the associations of these overlapping psychosocial factors with incident MCI-dementia (neurocognitive disorder) in a population cohort. METHODS: Using data from 1601 participants of the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Study (SLAS) who were free of MCI or dementia at baseline and followed up to 8 years, we estimated hazards ratio (HR) of association of living alone, loneliness, being married, and high life satisfaction with incident MCI-dementia...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179222/associations-of-maternal-macronutrient-intake-during-pregnancy-with-infant-bmi-peak-characteristics-and-childhood-bmi
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Ling-Wei Chen, Izzuddin M Aris, Jonathan Y Bernard, Mya-Thway Tint, Marjorelee Colega, Peter D Gluckman, Kok Hian Tan, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Yap-Seng Chong, Fabian Yap, Keith M Godfrey, Rob M van Dam, Mary Foong-Fong Chong, Yung Seng Lee
Background: Infant body mass index (BMI) peak characteristics and early childhood BMI are emerging markers of future obesity and cardiometabolic disease risk, but little is known about their maternal nutritional determinants.Objective: We investigated the associations of maternal macronutrient intake with infant BMI peak characteristics and childhood BMI in the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes study.Design: With the use of infant BMI data from birth to age 18 mo, infant BMI peak characteristics [age (in months) and magnitude (BMIpeak; in kg/m(2)) at peak and prepeak velocities] were derived from subject-specific BMI curves that were fitted with the use of mixed-effects model with a natural cubic spline function...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125822/composite-protective-lifestyle-factors-and-risk-of-developing-gastric-adenocarcinoma-the-singapore-chinese-health-study
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Zhensheng Wang, Woon-Puay Koh, Aizhen Jin, Renwei Wang, Jian-Min Yuan
BACKGROUND: Incidence of gastric cancer is the highest in Eastern Asia. Multiple modifiable lifestyle factors have been identified as risk factors for gastric cancer. However, their aggregated effect on the risk of gastric cancer has not been examined among populations with high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori. METHODS: A study was conducted to examine the association between multiple lifestyle factors together and the risk of developing gastric adenocarcinoma in the Singapore Chinese Health Study, a prospective cohort of 63 257 men and women between 45 and 74 years enroled during 1993-1998...
February 28, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106781/family-food-providers-perceptions-of-the-causes-of-obesity-and-effectiveness-of-weight-control-strategies-in-five-countries-in-the-asia-pacific-region-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Anthony Worsley, Wei Wang, Rani Sarmugam, Quynh Pham, Judhiastuty Februhartanty, Stacey Ridley
The rise of the middle classes in developing countries and the associated epidemiological transition raises the importance of assessing this population group's awareness of the causes of obesity and effective weight control strategies in order to develop effective health promotion strategies. The study aimed to examine the perceptions of the causes of obesity and weight control strategies held by middle class household food providers in Melbourne, Singapore, Shanghai, Indonesia and Vietnam. An online survey was conducted in late 2013, early 2014 among 3945 respondents...
January 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017347/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of%C3%A2-diabetes-in-asian-versus-white-patients%C3%A2-with-heart-failure
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Ingrid E M Bank, Crystel M Gijsberts, Tiew-Hwa K Teng, Lina Benson, David Sim, Poh Shuan Daniel Yeo, Hean Yee Ong, Fazlur Jaufeerally, Gerard K T Leong, Lieng H Ling, A Mark Richards, Dominique P V de Kleijn, Ulf Dahlström, Lars H Lund, Carolyn S P Lam
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to compare the prevalence, clinical correlates and prognostic impact of diabetes in Southeast Asian versus white patients with heart failure (HF) with preserved or reduced ejection fraction. BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is common in HF and is associated with impaired prognosis. Asia is home to the majority of the world's diabetic population, yet data on the prevalence and clinical significance of diabetes in Asian patients with HF are sparse, and no studies have directly compared Asian and white patients...
November 30, 2016: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012433/breastfeeding-attitude-health-related-quality-of-life-and-maternal-obesity-among-multi-ethnic-pregnant-women-a-multi-group-structural-equation-approach
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Ying Lau, Tha Pyai Htun, Peng Im Lim, Sarah Su Tin Ho-Lim, Claudia Chi, Cammy Tsai, Kai Wen Ong, Piyanee Klainin-Yobas
BACKGROUND: Identifying the factors influencing breastfeeding attitude is significant for the implementation of effective promotion policies and counselling activities. To our best knowledge, no previous studies have modelled the relationships among breastfeeding attitude, health-related quality of life and maternal obesity among multi-ethnic pregnant women; the current study attempts to fill this research gap. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the relationships among maternal characteristics, health-related quality of life and breastfeeding attitude amidst normal weight and overweight/obese pregnant women using a multi-group structural equation modelling approach...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872935/the-social-transformation-of-singapore-medicine-through-55-years-of-the-smj
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Ee Heok Kua, Jade Phek Hui Kua
The Singapore Medical Journal (SMJ) has in the past 55 years reflected the phenomenal socioeconomic progress of Singapore. Publications in the pre-independent years were mainly on diseases like cholera, diphtheria, leprosy, tetanus and worm infestation. In the new millennium, the research papers included molecular genetics, health economics, obesity, Internet medicine, cancer, cosmetic surgery and palliative medicine. The annual SMA Lecture published in the SMJ provides an ethical compass for doctors to remind them of primum non nocere...
November 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862645/association-between-asthma-control-and-asthma-cost-results-from-a-longitudinal-study-in-a-primary-care-setting
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Hai V Nguyen, Nivedita V Nadkarni, Usha Sankari, Shweta Mital, Weng K Lye, Ngiap C Tan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Asthma control can be assessed with the Asthma Control Test (ACT) and a score of 20 or higher indicates good asthma control. Patients pay for their consultation and treatment in the fee-for-service primary healthcare system in Singapore. We hypothesized that achieving asthma control would result in lower asthma costs through reduced acute exacerbations, fewer physician consultations and lower lost productivity. The study compared the healthcare costs of patients who achieved asthma control and those with suboptimal asthma control based on ACT scores...
April 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832220/screening-for-drinking-problems-in-the-elderly-in-singapore-using-the-cage-questionnaire
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Clarissa Wy Ong, Vathsala Sagayadevan, Edimansyah Abdin, Saleha Binte Shafie, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Goi Khia Eng, Louisa Picco, Janhavi Vaingankar, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
INTRODUCTION: Given that past research on drinking problems has focused primarily on younger samples, the present study sought to examine the prevalence and correlates of alcohol use among the elderly in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were extracted from the Well-being of the Singapore Elderly (WiSE) study, a cross-sectional, epidemiological survey conducted among a nationally representative sample of Singapore residents (n = 2565) aged 60 years and above...
October 2016: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796257/estimating-10-year-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-asian-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Gurpreet Rekhi, Toe Toe Khyne, Jimmy Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to describe the cardiovascular risk profile of Asian patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: Data was extracted from the databases of 139 patients with schizophrenia and 206 controls from two previous studies conducted at the Institute for Mental Health (IMH), Singapore. Their medical and smoking histories were obtained, and anthropometric parameters measured. Framingham risk score (FRS) calculator using body mass index was used to compute the 10-year cardiovascular disease risk (FRSBMI) and the vascular age (VABMI) for each participant...
November 2016: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780307/the-contribution-of-recently-identified-adult-bmi-risk-loci-to-paediatric-obesity-in-a-singaporean-chinese-childhood-dataset
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R Dorajoo, R T-H Ong, X Sim, L Wang, W Liu, E S Tai, J Liu, S-M Saw
INTRODUCTION: Recent genome-wide association studies have identified 103 adult obesity risk loci; however, it is unclear if these findings are relevant to East-Asian childhood body mass index (BMI) levels. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated for paediatric obesity associations at these risk loci utilizing genome-wide data from Chinese childhood subjects in the Singapore Cohort study Of the Risk factors for Myopia study (N = 1006). A weighted gene-risk score of all adult obesity risk loci in the Singapore Cohort study Of the Risk factors for Myopia study showed strong associations with BMI at age 9 (p-value = 3...
October 25, 2016: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778460/diabetes-mellitus-prevalence-is-increasing-in-south-asians-but-is-stable-in-chinese-living-in-singapore-and-mauritius
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Kristin H X Tan, Elizabeth L M Barr, Vira Koshkina, Stefan Ma, Sudhir Kowlessur, Dianna J Magliano, Stefan Söderberg, Kee Seng Chia, Paul Zimmet, Wei-Yen Lim
BACKGROUND: Asia is experiencing a type 2 diabetes epidemic, but prevalence differs by ethnicity and level of socioeconomic development. Singapore and Mauritius have implemented comprehensive campaigns to address this public health problem. We compared diabetes and obesity prevalence trends among Chinese and South Asians living in Singapore and Mauritius to determine the contribution of ethnicity and economic development to diabetes. METHODS: Age-specific data from serial national population-based surveys in Singapore and Mauritius between 1987 and 2010 were used to estimate age-standardized diabetes and obesity prevalence...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753808/ssa-03-3-dietary-salt-intake-and-hypertension-in-singapore
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Vernon Min Sen Oh
According to the Singapore National Health Survey (NHS) of 2010, the population of the Republic of Singapore was 5.076,700, comprising four ethnic groups: Chinese (74.1%), Malays (13.4%), Indians (9.2%), and others (3.3%). The National Health Survey for 2016 is under way and due to be published in 2017. From the six-yearly national health surveys, the crude prevalence of clinical hypertension (HTn), defined as a sustained blood pressure ≥ 140/90 mmHg, in Singaporean residents aged 30 to 69 years rose from 22...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681496/reperfusion-treatment-delays-amongst-patients-with-painless-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Pin Pin Pek, En Yun Loy, Win Wah, Andrew Fu Wah Ho, Huili Zheng, Stephanie Man Chung Fook-Chong, Terrance Siang Jin Chua, Tian Hai Koh, Khuan Yew Chow, Nan Liu, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
OBJECTIVE: Early reperfusion therapy in the treatment of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients can improve outcomes. Silent myocardial infarction is associated with poor prognosis, but little is known about its effect on treatment delays. We aimed to characterize STEMI patients presenting without complaints of pain to the emergency departments (EDs) in Singapore. METHODS: Retrospective data were requested from the Singapore Myocardial Infarction Registry (SMIR), a national level registry in Singapore...
September 29, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649801/infant-body-mass-index-peak-and-early-childhood-cardio-metabolic-risk-markers-in-a-multi-ethnic-asian-birth-cohort
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Izzuddin M Aris, Jonathan Y Bernard, Ling-Wei Chen, Mya Thway Tint, Wei Wei Pang, Wai Yee Lim, Shu E Soh, Seang-Mei Saw, Keith M Godfrey, Peter D Gluckman, Yap-Seng Chong, Fabian Yap, Michael S Kramer, Yung Seng Lee
BACKGROUND: Infant body mass index (BMI) peak has received much interest recently as a potential predictor of future obesity and metabolic risk. No studies, however, have examined infant BMI peak in Asian populations, in whom the risk of metabolic disease is higher. METHODS: We utilized data among 1020 infants from a mother-offspring cohort, who were Singapore citizens or permanent residents of Chinese, Malay or Indian ethnicity with homogeneous parental ethnic backgrounds, and did not receive chemotherapy, psychotropic drugs or have diabetes mellitus...
September 20, 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643254/ssa-03-3-dietary-salt-intake-and-hypertension-in-singapore
#17
Vernon Min Sen Oh
According to the Singapore National Health Survey (NHS) of 2010, the population of the Republic of Singapore was 5.076,700, comprising four ethnic groups: Chinese (74.1%), Malays (13.4%), Indians (9.2%), and others (3.3%). The National Health Survey for 2016 is under way and due to be published in 2017. From the six-yearly national health surveys, the crude prevalence of clinical hypertension (HTn), defined as a sustained blood pressure ≥ 140/90 mmHg, in Singaporean residents aged 30 to 69 years rose from 22...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581329/estimation-of-basal-metabolic-rate-in-chinese-are-the-current-prediction-equations-applicable
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Stefan G Camps, Nan Xin Wang, Wei Shuan Kimberly Tan, C Jeyakumar Henry
BACKGROUND: Measurement of basal metabolic rate (BMR) is suggested as a tool to estimate energy requirements. Therefore, BMR prediction equations have been developed in multiple populations because indirect calorimetry is not always feasible. However, there is a paucity of data on BMR measured in overweight and obese adults living in Asia and equations developed for this group of interest. The aim of this study was to develop a new BMR prediction equation for Chinese adults applicable for a large BMI range and compare it with commonly used prediction equations...
2016: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573855/association-between-the-ratio-of-triglyceride-to-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-incident-type-2-diabetes-in-singapore-chinese-men-and-women
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Ye-Li Wang, Woon-Puay Koh, Mohammad Talaei, Jian-Min Yuan, An Pan
BACKGROUND: Increased triglycerides (TG) and decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are risk factors for type 2 diabetes (T2D). The relationship between TG:HDL-C ratio and T2D risk is not clear, and it is not known whether the association is modified by gender, body mass index, or fasting status. This study examined the relationship between TG:HDL-C ratio and risk of incident T2D, and the predictive ability of the ratio on top of other diabetes risk factors. METHODS: Blood biomarkers were determined in 571 T2D cases and 571 controls nested within a prospective, population-based cohort study, the Singapore Chinese Health Study...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27433876/the-correlates-of-slow-gait-and-its-relation-with-social-network-among-older-adults-in-singapore
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Saleha Shafie, Shazana Shahwan, Edimansyah Abdin, Janhavi Vaingankar, Louisa Picco, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Yunjue Zhang, Li Ling Ng, Siow Ann Chong, Mythily Subramaniam
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify socio-demographic correlates of slow gait speed among Singapore older adult residents and to examine the relationship between slow gait speed and the older adult residents' social network, physical health status, disability and mental health status. METHODS: Trained interviewers administered the adapted 10/66 research protocol through face-to-face interviews to 2565 respondents aged 60 and over. Information on gait test, socio-demographic characteristics, obesity, social network, physical status and activity, overall health, disability and mental health status were collected...
July 19, 2016: Aging & Mental Health
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