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Anthropometric Markers of Health Risk
The objective of this thesis was to investigate the relationships between simple anthropometric measures and health risk towards a better characterization of the high-risk obesity phenotype. To this end, four studies were ...
Alginate Microparticles Produced by Spray Drying for Oral Insulin Delivery
The aim of this study was to prepare biologically active insulin-loaded alginate microparticles by spray drying. Particles were produced from three alginate feed concentrations of 1, 1.5 and 2% w/v, with respective insulin ...
Dietary Patterns and Risk of Diabetes and Mortality: Impact of Cardiorespiratory Fitness
The primary objective of this study was to assess the relationship between dietary patterns with diabetes and mortality risk from all-cause and cardiovascular disease while controlling for the confounding effects of fitness. ...