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A pilot study comparing bioelectrical impedance analysis and body mass index in determining obesity among staff of a Ghanaian University
Purpose In Ghana, the body mass index (BMI) is widely used in clinical practice in assessing weight status, but it is limited as a measure of adiposity. The purpose of this study was to compare bioelectrical impedance ...
Consumers’ snack choices: current factors contributing to obesity
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to indicate the need for and create an insightful understanding of the current factors contributing to consumer’s obesity levels due to their snack choices. Design/methodology/approach ...
Relationship between selected metabolic risk factors and waist-to-height ratio among employees in Vhembe District Municipality of Limpopo Province, South Africa
Background and Objective: Relationship between metabolic risk factors and waist-to-heigh t (WHtR) in population studies are well known. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship betwee n selected metabolic ...
Comparison of the prevalence of overweight and obesity in 9-13 year-old children from two countries using CDC and IOTF reference charts
Background and Objectives: The epidemic of obesity is frequently prevailing, certainly am ong pediatric inhabitants and could be influenced by environmental and heritable factors. So, the aim of this study was to ...
Two-year changes in body composition, physical activity and selected metabolic risk factors among adolescents living in Tlokwe Municipality Area, North West Province, South Africa: the Pahl study
The increase of childhood obesity in low- to middle-income countries is linked to both individual and clustered metabolic risk factors. This study determined the changes, after two years, in body composition, physical ...
8-(3-phenylpropyl)-1,3,7-triethylxanthine is a synthetic caffeine substitute with stronger metabolic modulator activity
Caffeine is one of the most worldwide consumed methylxanthines. It is well-known for its thermogenic and cell metabolism modulating effects. Based on methylxanthines' chemical structure, 8-(3-phenylpropyl)-1,3,7-triethylxanthine ...