BMC Medicine is the flagship medical journal of the BMC series, publishing original research, commentaries and reviews that are either of significant interest to all areas of medicine and clinical practice, or provide key translational or clinical advances in a specific field.


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    Diet, pregnancy and mental health

    Adrienne O’Neil, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Helen Skouteris, Rachelle Opie, Skye McPhie, Briony Hill, Felice Jacka

    Felice Jacka and colleagues discuss recent findings suggesting that maternal diet could be linked to mental health, and recommend that strategies targeting diet during pregnancy could improve mental health outcomes for mothers and their children.

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    Medical education needs reform

    Gustavo Quintero

    Gustavo Quintero discusses well-known gaps in the current medical education system, and highlights how ongoing experimental changes to the curriculum could help inform future reform strategies.

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    Vascular factors and Alzheimer's disease

    John O’Brien, Hugh Markus

    In an Editorial to launch a new series of articles, guest editors John O'Brien and Hugh Markus discuss the links between Alzheimer’s disease and vascular risk factors, and highlight that strong research studies are needed to explore the potential treatment options that can be considered because of this association.

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    Pathology of AD and vascular disease

    Johannes Attems, Kurt Jellinger

    Kurt  Jellinger and Johannes Attems review the pathological overlap between Alzheimer's disease (AD)  and vascular disease, but although common factors exist, several questions remain unresolved, in particular regarding how these lead to onset and progression of the disease.

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    Linked risk factors for CVD and AD

    Renée de Bruijn, M Ikram

    Renée de Bruijn and Mohammad Ikram review the association between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), highlighting the possibility that modifying CVD risk factors could prevent or delay AD development.

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    Waist-to-height ratio: chilli, pear or apple?

    Margaret Ashwell, Sigrid Gibson

    Weight screening tools such as body mass index or waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) are often debated; here Ashwell and Gibson argue that WHtR is a more sensitive measure of morbidity and mortality, and by focusing on body shape (chilli, pear or apple) those at risk of central adiposity related health complications, can be easily identified.


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