Epidemiology and Global Health

Epidemiology and Global Health

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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Reliance on self-reports and estimated food composition data in nutrition research introduces significant bias that can only be addressed with biomarkers

    Javier I Ottaviani, Virag Sagi-Kiss ... Gunter GC Kuhnle
    The reliance on food composition databases for the assessment of dietary intake is unreliable and results in a large bias when investigating the associations between diet and disease risk.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    The impact of surgery and oncological treatment on risk of type 2 diabetes onset in patients with colorectal cancer: nationwide cohort study in Denmark

    Caroline Krag, Maria Saur Svane ... Tinne Laurberg
    Treatment of colorectal cancer with colonic resection compared with rectal resection results in sligthly increased T2D risk, whereas chemotherapy treatment does not impact risk of developing T2D.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Misstatements, misperceptions, and mistakes in controlling for covariates in observational research

    Xiaoxin Yu, Roger S Zoh ... David B Allison
    This quick reference guide for researchers addresses common misconceptions in the use of covariates in observational research and offers tips for preventing misstatements and mistakes.
    1. Ecology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Landscape drives zoonotic malaria prevalence in non-human primates

    Emilia Johnson, Reuben Sunil Kumar Sharma ... Kimberly Fornace
    Regional meta-analysis enriches our understanding of zoonotic malaria in primate reservoirs in areas of Southeast Asia experiencing deforestation, with wider ecological implications for human disease risk in fragmented landscapes.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Disease Surveillance: Monitoring livestock pregnancy loss

    Clara Akpan
    Systematically tracking and analysing reproductive loss in livestock helps with efforts to safeguard the health and productivity of food animals by identifying causes and high-risk areas.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    A retrospective cohort study of Paxlovid efficacy depending on treatment time in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

    Zhanwei Du, Lin Wang ... Lauren A Meyers
    Broader global access to Paxlovid, coupled with appropriately timed treatment, can mitigate the severity and transmission of SARS-Cov-2 as the virus and the landscape of immunity continue to evolve.
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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Associations of combined phenotypic aging and genetic risk with incident cancer: A prospective cohort study

    Lijun Bian, Zhimin Ma ... Guangfu Jin
    Older PhenoAge was consistently related to an increased risk of incident cancer with adjustment for chronological age and the aging process could be retarded by adherence to a healthy lifestyle.

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