Monthly Archives: November 2013

Causal relationship between obesity and vitamin D status

The prevalence of obesity has increased in the last two decades and it is presently the most common and costly nutritional problem [1]–[4]. In the United States, one-third of the population is affected by obesity, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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EGFR mutations in Indian lung cancer patients

The immense scientific advances made in the past decade have facilitated the in depth characterization of different disease subtypes, based on their genetic profiles. This has profound implications in non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) which is the commonest cause of cancer deaths worldwide [1]. The treatment for NSCLC in the past was based mainly on patient related factors like the age, performance status and co morbidities.

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