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Are behavioural risk factors to be blamed for the conversion from optimal blood pressure to hypertensive status in black South Africans? A 5-year prospective study
(Oxford University Press, 2012)
Background Longitudinal cohort studies in sub-Saharan Africa are urgently needed to understand cardiovascular disease development. We, therefore, explored health behaviours and conventional risk factors of African individuals ...
Prevalence of childhood and adolescent overweight and obesity in Benue State, Nigeria
objective To evaluate demographic variation in the prevalence of overweight (OW) and obesity (OB) among 3240 children and adolescents (girls: n = 1714; boys: n = 1526) aged 9–16 years attending primary and secondary ...
Sex differences independent of other psycho-sociodemographic factors as a predictor of body mass index in black South African adults
To better understand the sex differences in body mass index (BMI) observed in black South African adults in the Transition and Health during Urbanization of South Africans Study, the present study investigated whether these ...
Body composition in stunted, compared to non-stunted, black South African children, from two rural communities
(MedPharm Publications, 2012)
Background: The objective was to compare the body composition of black stunted, and non-stunted, children, from two rural communities in South Africa, and investigate whether increased total and central adiposity is found ...
Leptin: a cardiovascular perspective
(Health & Medical Publishing Group (JEMDSA), 2012)
The development of obesity, as well as resultant type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, is causing concern in South Africa. Following the discovery of leptin in 1994, hopes were raised that the manipulation ...