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In the past 30 years, notable progress has been made in the development of behavioral strategies for weight control. However, most of the studies during this time have consisted largely of women. Between 1999 and 2009, there were 244 behavioral weight control studies with 95,207 participants of...
Dr. Merril Singer, a medical anthropologist, first introduced the concept of a syndemic in the mid-1990s to describe the co-occurrence and interactions between two or more diseases to disproportionately impact the health and well-being of marginalized communities [1, 2]. Unlike the traditional...
The paper by van Dongen et al.  in this issue is to be commended on many levels. It contributes substantially to the blood donor recruitment and mere-measurement literatures and highlights the importance of replication. Importantly, it opens up the debate on the causes and consequences of...
Abstract Background There is limited evidence for effective obesity treatment programs that engage men. Purpose This study evaluated the efficacy of two gender-tailored weight loss interventions for men, which required no face-to-face contact. Methods This was a three-arm, randomized controlled...
Abstract Background In South Africa, women comprise the majority of HIV infections. Syndemics, or co-occurring epidemics and risk factors, have been applied in understanding HIV risk among marginalized groups. Purpose The purposes of this study are to apply the syndemic framework to examine...
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