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Mother or father obesity may lead to offspring obesity in the adult life

The process by which early life factors influence offspring health in adulthood is defined as ‘fetal programming’ and is considered a key mechanism for the establishment of chronic diseases in the offspring adulthood. Given the obesity pandemic,

Physical activity and blood pressure in a Mediterranean population of not hypertensive adults

The importance of blood pressure (BP) control for the prevention of the main cardiovascular diseases emerges in the general population. Anthropometric characteristics and lifestyle habits have been widely recognized to influence BP values. A relevant role has

Explore care seeking behavior of older adults with hip fracture in Odisha, India

Hip fractures commonly occur in adults over 50 years mostly due to simple falls. Rough estimates suggest 600,000 adults suffer hip fracture injury annually in India. It is expected to rise in coming years as the population

Expanding hookworm control strategies to target adults

The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic, bacterial, and viral infectious diseases, which affect over 1.5 billion of the world’s most impoverished people. The most common NTDs are the soil-transmitted helminths (STH), such as