Volume 2  Issue 2

 Volume 2  Issue 2 
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Research Article

The Association Between Socioeconomic, Demographic, Serum Vitamin A, Serum Carotenoids and all-Cause Mortality of Adults

Rex Cheung* MD, PhD, Josephine Kang, MD, PhD, Daniel Ouyang MD, MS, Vincent Yeung, MD

Vitamin A is a group of micronutrients that has important physiologic functions and has been found to be deficient in south pacific [1]. Its deficiency has a significant effect on child mortality. Carotenoids have been found to be associated with lower adult mortality. Mechanistically, blood vitamins and carotenoids are thought to be mediated by lowering inflammatory molecules. In particular, carotenoids were found to interact with other micronutrients leading to their overall effects on mortality. The interaction between socio-economic factors and serum carotenoid levels on mortality has not been investigated fully.                                                                         

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Research Article

The Relative Importance of Biomarkers for Body Iron Storage and Socio- Demographic Factors on all-Cause Mortality of Adults

Rex Cheung* MD, PhD, Josephine Kang, MD, PhD, Daniel Ouyang MD, MS, Vincent Yeung, MD

Too high or too low body iron storage status has been linked to cardiovascular health and all cause mortality. Iron deficiency found in developing countries was associated with higher mortality risk. Iron deficiency was also associated with community dwelling adults and self reported heart failure. High body iron storage status has been associated with associated with increased risk myocardial infarction secondary to increased lipid oxidation. Iron storage in body was linked to higher cancer risk because it was a micronutrient need for tumor growth

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