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Journal: BMJ open

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Historically, alcohol use and related harms are more prevalent in men than in women. However, emerging evidence suggests the epidemiology of alcohol use is changing in younger cohorts. The current study aimed to systematically summarise published literature on birth cohort changes in male-to-female ratios in indicators of alcohol use and related harms.

Concepts: Gender, The Current, Meta-analysis, Randomized controlled trial, Epidemiology

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To investigate the contribution of ultra-processed foods to the intake of added sugars in the USA. Ultra-processed foods were defined as industrial formulations which, besides salt, sugar, oils and fats, include substances not used in culinary preparations, in particular additives used to imitate sensorial qualities of minimally processed foods and their culinary preparations.

Concepts: Carbohydrate, Food processing, Food, Fat, Sugar, Water, Nutrition, Flavor

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It is well known that total cholesterol becomes less of a risk factor or not at all for all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality with increasing age, but as little is known as to whether low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), one component of total cholesterol, is associated with mortality in the elderly, we decided to investigate this issue.

Concepts: Niacin, Atheroma, Cardiovascular disease, Atherosclerosis, Low-density lipoprotein, Cholesterol

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To explore the nature of paternal involvement in early child-rearing adopting a social developmental perspective, and estimate its effect on behavioural outcomes of children aged 9 and 11 years.

Concepts: Cohort study, Developmental psychology, Childhood, Human development

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To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of prices of healthier versus less healthy foods/diet patterns while accounting for key sources of heterogeneity.

Concepts: Health, Weight loss, Human, Epidemiology, Medicine, Nutrition

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Although sex and relationship education (SRE) represents a key strand in policies to safeguard young people and improve their sexual health, it currently lacks statutory status, government guidance is outdated and a third of UK schools has poor-quality SRE. We aimed to investigate whether current provision meets young people’s needs.

Concepts: Brad Pitt, Psychology

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To describe the average primary care physician consultation length in economically developed and low-income/middle-income countries, and to examine the relationship between consultation length and organisational-level economic, and health outcomes.

Concepts: Primary care physician, Social sciences, Economics, Medicine

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To determine whether smokers smoking from packs required under Australia’s plain packaging law had different smoking beliefs and quitting thoughts, compared with those still smoking from branded packs.

Concepts: Melbourne, The Australian, Australia

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A modified version of the Joint British Societies (JBS3) ‘heart age’ tool was introduced online to broaden access to personalised risk assessment to the general population and encourage participation in the National Health Service (NHS) Health Check programme. This study reports on its early uptake and the profiles of those who used the self-assessment tool to determine their own cardiovascular risk.

Concepts: Risk assessment, Circulatory system, Cardiovascular disease, Heart, Health care, Blood vessel, Risk, National Health Service

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To investigate the amount of sugars in fruit juices, juice drinks and smoothies (FJJDS) marketed to children.

Concepts: Nectar, Juice