Recent Submissions

  • Evaluation of Antidiabetic and Antihypertensive Potential of Some Traditional Desert Food Plants of Qatar Using in Vitro Assays 

    Elobeid, Tahra ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2018 , Conference Paper)
    Numerous studies have shown that food plants, the source of basic nutritional components may also possess an additional bioactive therapeutic properties associated with the prevention of diseases such as type 2 diabetes ...
  • Association of Glycemic Control With Different Diets Followed by Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: Findings From Qatar Biobank Data 

    Tayyem, Reema; Hamdan, Aya; Alhmmadi, Karmen; Eissa, Yasmin; Al-Adwi, Maryam; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media , 2022 , Article)
    Background: Diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM) is one of the most common diseases worldwide. Unhealthy dietary habits may lead to T2DM, which is also influenced by the extent of education and knowledge of appropriate diets ...
  • A Pilot Study On Cognitive-behavioral Approach For Combatting Childhood Obesity In Qatar 

    Ahmedna, Mohamed; Darzi, Ara; Gately, Paul; Vlaev, Ivo; Al-saadi, Aziza; ... more authors ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Levels of overweight and obesity have reached alarming proportions in Qatar and other Gulf nations. In Qatar, the need to establish national strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity was recognized in the ...
  • Nutrition Literacy of Middle School Students and Its Influencing Factors: A Cross-Sectional Study in Chongqing, China 

    Zeng, Mao; Zhu, Yuzhao; Cai, Zhengjie; Xian, Jinli; Li, Shengping; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media , 2022 , Article)
    Nutrition literacy plays an important role in children's dietary habits and nutrition. This study aimed to analyse the status of nutrition literacy and its influencing factors amongst middle school students in Chongqing, ...
  • Consequences of a Great Crisis on Chronic Diseases: How Childhood Exposures May Shape Future Health 

    Lee, J.J.; Shi, Z. ( John Wiley and Sons Inc , 2021 , Article)
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  • Assessment of lung cancer risk factors and mortality in Qatar: A case series study 

    Abdel-Salam, A.-S.G.; Mollazehi, M.; Bandyopadhyay, D.; Malki, A.M.; Shi, Z.; ... more authors ( Blackwell Publishing Ltd , 2021 , Article)
    Background: The global burden of cancer has exponentially increased over the last few years. In 2018 alone, approximately more than half of the 18.1 million individuals who had cancer succumbed to it. Lung cancer cases and ...
  • Article depressive symptoms among patients with diabetes in Qatar: Frequency and potential determinants 

    Bawadi, H.; Al-Shahwani, A.; Arafeh, D.; Al-Asmar, D.; Moawad, J.; ... more authors ( MDPI AG , 2021 , Article)
    Background: Diabetes is a highly prevalent chronic disease that is associated with major complications. Findings regarding risk of depression among patients with diabetes are controversial. This study aimed to determine ...
  • Height and body-mass index trajectories of school-aged children and adolescents from 1985 to 2019 in 200 countries and territories: a pooled analysis of 2181 population-based studies with 65 million participants 

    Andrea, Rodriguez-Martinez; Zhou, Bin; Sophiea, Marisa K; Bentham, James; Paciorek, Christopher J; ... more authors (2020 , Article)
    Background Comparable global data on health and nutrition of school-aged children and adolescents are scarce. We aimed to estimate age trajectories and time trends in mean height and mean body-mass index (BMI), which ...
  • Worldwide trends in hypertension prevalence and progress in treatment and control from 1990 to 2019: a pooled analysis of 1201 population-representative studies with 104 million participants 

    Bin, Zhou; Carrillo-Larco, Rodrigo M; Danaei, Goodarz; Riley, Leanne M; Paciorek, Christopher J; ... more authors (2021 , Article)
    Background Hypertension can be detected at the primary health-care level and low-cost treatments can effectively control hypertension. We aimed to measure the prevalence of hypertension and progress in its detection, ...
  • The relationship between bone mineral density and body composition among Qatari women with high rate of obesity: qatar Biobank Data 

    Kerkadi, Abdelhamid; Lathief, Shalima; Khial, Yasmen; Teleb, Toka; Attieh, Grace; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media , 2022 , Article)
    Studies have reported inconsistent results for the relationship between body composition and bone mineral density (BMD) among women, especially those with a high rate of obesity. This study aims to examine the association ...
  • The Impact of Mineral Supplementation on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 

    ElObeid, Tahra; Awad, Marwa Osman; Ganji, Vijay; Moawad, Joyce ( MDPI , 2022 , Article Review)
    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrinopathy that is common among women of reproductive age. It is a heterogeneous disorder with an unknown etiology. Different strategies have been proposed for the treatment of ...
  • The impact of health status, diet and lifestyle on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Narrative review 

    Alalwani, Joud; Eljazzar, sereen; Basil, Maya; Tayyem, Reema ( Wiley , 2022 , Article Review)
    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is defined as the abnormal accumulation of triglycerides in the liver. NAFLD has a global prevalence of almost 30%, while incidence is rising with increasing levels of obesity, ...
  • Machine learning techniques for predicting depression and anxiety in pregnant and postpartum women during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional regional study 

    Qasrawi, Radwan; Amro, Malak; VicunaPolo, Stephanny; Abu Al-Halawa, Diala; Agha, Hazem; ... more authors ( F1000Research , 2022 , Article)
    Background : Maternal depression and anxiety are significant public health concerns that play an important role in the health and well-being of mothers and children. The COVID-19 pandemic, the consequential lockdowns and ...
  • Relationship between material needs security and clinical outcomes in adults with type 2 diabetes in Lebanon 

    Ola, Sukkarieh; Egede, Leonard E.; Bassil, Maya ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
    BackgroundDespite their documented significance in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) management, social determinants of health (SDOHs) including material needs security are poorly studied in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ...
  • Results from the first culturally tailored, multidisciplinary diabetes education in Lebanese adults with type 2 diabetes: effects on self-care and metabolic outcomes 

    Sukkarieh-Haraty, Ola; Egede, Leonard E.; Khazen, Georges; Abi Kharma, Joelle; Farran, Natali; ... more authors ( BMC , 2022 , Article)
    Objective: Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is an essential component of lifestyle management needed for diabetes care. This pilot-study tested the effect of culturally-tailored education targeting diabetes selfcare ...
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants in Human Milk: Exposure Levels and Determinants among Lactating Mothers in Lebanon 

    Hassan, Hussein F.; Elaridi, Jomana; Kharma, Joelle Abi; Abiad, Mohamad Ghassan; Bassil, Maya ( International Association for Food Protection , 2022 , Article)
    ABSTRACT: Exposure of newborns to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is a public health concern. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of POPs in human milk collected from lactating mothers in Lebanon ...
  • An exploratory social media intervention for perception and behavior on eating away from home: A cluster randomized trial in Chongqing, China 

    Tingting, Wu; Hu, Ping; Zou, Mao; Zhang, Fan; Zeng, Huan; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
    A modern diet with high energy density is harmful to health and negatively affects the environment. Eating out is particularly prevalent among young adults and has steadily increased in many countries over the last few ...
  • The Relative Validity and Reproducibility of Food Frequency Questionnaires in the China Kadoorie Biobank Study 

    Qin, Chenxi; Guo, Yu; Pei, Pei; Du, Huaidong; Yang, Ling; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2022 , Article)
    Background: Short versions of qualitative and quantitative food frequency questionnaires (FFQs) are widely used to assess usual food intake. However, fewer studies evaluated their relative validity and reproducibility in ...
  • The Prospective Associations of Lipid Metabolism-Related Dietary Patterns with the Risk of Diabetes in Chinese Adults 

    Liu, Qi; Wen, Qiaorui; Lv, Jun; Shi, Zumin; Guo, Yu; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2022 , Article)
    Background: This study aimed to identify lipid metabolism-related dietary patterns with reduced rank regression (RRR) among Chinese adults and examine their associations with incident diabetes. Methods: We derived lipid ...
  • Exposure to Chinese Famine during Early Life Increases the Risk of Fracture during Adulthood 

    Shi, Zumin; Shi, Xinyu; Yan, Alice F. ( MDPI , 2022 , Article)
    This study focused on identifying whether exposure to the Chinese Great Famine (1959–1961) in early life amplified the potential for fractures in adulthood. The survey was conducted using data from the 1997–2015 China ...

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