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Food or nutrient pattern assessment using the principal component analysis applied to food questionnaires. Pitfalls, tips and tricks
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
We considered the Blom’s transformation, a statistical method aimed to normalise and standardise food intakes before principal component analysis. A simulation study was performed to evaluate the eigenvalue distribution ...
Associations of plasma total phospholipid fatty acid patterns with feeding practices, growth, and psychomotor development in 6‐month‐old South African infants
The objective of this study was to assess plasma fatty acid (FA) patterns of 6‐month‐old South African infants and to determine their association with feeding practices, growth, and psychomotor development. Plasma total ...
Maternal iron-deficiency is associated with premature birth and higher birth weight despite routine antenatal iron supplementation in an urban South African setting: the NuPED prospective study
Background Recent studies are suggesting a U-shaped relationship between antenatal iron exposure and birth outcomes. Little is known about the iron status and associated birth outcomes of pregnant women in South Africa. ...
Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids are associated with blood pressure and hypertension over 10-years in black South African adults undergoing nutritional transition
Nutritional transition in Africa is linked with increased blood pressure (BP). We examined 10-year fatty acid status and longitudinal associations between individual long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), BP and ...