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Mireille Harmouche-Karaki
Saint Joseph's University
6Publications
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#1Mireille Harmouche-Karaki (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 3
#2Joseph Matta (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 2
Last.Jean-François Narbonne (University of Bordeaux)H-Index: 25
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Abstract Background Exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the general population is 90% from food intake. Dietary patterns provide a global estimation of exposure to POPs, taking into account multiple food sources of environmental contaminants. Objectives To evaluate the association of dietary, socio-demographic, anthropometric, and lifestyle-related variables with clusters of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), in a sample of students and employe...
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#1Khalil Helou (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 3
#2Mireille Harmouche-Karaki (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 3
Last.Jean-François Narbonne (University of Bordeaux)H-Index: 25
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Abstract The country of Lebanon banned organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in 1982 and 1997, respectively, and adopted the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in 2003. Compliance with the Stockholm Convention began immediately, and research related to POPs in Lebanon had already been completed. A National Implementation Plan for POPs was formulated and updated several times, and includes a national inventory of PCBs that were mainly dete...
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#1Mireille Harmouche-Karaki (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 3
#2Maya Mahfouz (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 1
Last.Khalil Helou (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 3
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Summary Background & aims This study aimed to evaluate the domain-specific physical activity (PA) levels and sitting time of a sample of university students and examine the association of PA with percent body fat. Methods Two hundred and twenty-one students were included in the analysis. We administered the long form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) twice within one-month interval. Total PA as well as occupational, transportation-, housework-, and leisure-related PA we...
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#1Khalil Helou (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 3
#2Nour El Helou (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 10
Last.Mireille Harmouche-Karaki (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 3
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Background The International Physical Actvity Questionnaire (IPAQ) is a validated tool for physical activity assessment used in many countries however no Arabic version of the long-form of this questionnaire exists to this date. Hence, the aim of this study was to cross-culturally adapt and validate an Arabic version of the long International Physical Activity Questionnaire (AIPAQ) equivalent to the French version (F-IPAQ) in a Lebanese population.
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#1Mireille Harmouche-Karaki (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 3
#2Joseph Matta (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 2
Last.Jean-François Narbonne (University of Bordeaux)H-Index: 25
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Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were banned by the Stockholm Convention many years ago; however, they are still detected in the environment due to their high persistence, their current illegal use, and their import from countries where they have not been banned. We evaluated the serum concentrations of selected OCPs (hexachlorobenzene (HCB), β-hexachlorocyclohexanes (β-HCH), p,p′-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and its metabolite p,p′-dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) in a sample of ...
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#1Mireille Harmouche-Karaki (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 3
#2Joseph Matta (""St. Joe's"": Saint Joseph's University)H-Index: 2
Last.Jean François Narbonne (University of Bordeaux)H-Index: 4
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Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are persistent organic pollutants that are still routinely detected 30 years after their restriction in many countries. PCBs have been associated with several non-communicable diseases. They are best measured via human biomonitoring (HBM). The concentrations of six indicator PCBs (PCBs 28, 52, 101, 138, 153, and 180) were measured in the serum samples of 316 Lebanese students and employees from Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Lebanon, using gas chromatography ...
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