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Areca nut chewing and metabolic syndrome: evidence of a harmful relationship

  • Kashif Shafique1, 2Email author,
  • Mubashir Zafar1,
  • Zeeshan Ahmed1,
  • Naveed Ali Khan3,
  • Muhammad Akbar Mughal4 and
  • Fauzia Imtiaz5
Nutrition Journal201312:67

DOI: 10.1186/1475-2891-12-67

Received: 4 March 2013

Accepted: 15 May 2013

Published: 20 May 2013

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Original Submission
4 Mar 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
9 Apr 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Narasimha Hegde
14 Apr 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Girish Kirimanjeswara
21 Apr 2013 Author responded Author comments - Kashif Shafique
Resubmission - Version 3
21 Apr 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
22 Apr 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Girish Kirimanjeswara
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
15 May 2013 Editorially accepted
20 May 2013 Article published 10.1186/1475-2891-12-67

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Community Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences
Institute of Health & Wellbeing, Public Health, University of Glasgow
Department of Surgery, Dow University of Health Sciences
Department of Physiology, Karachi Medical and Dental College
Department of Biochemistry, Dow International Medical College