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The relationship between indices of iron status and selected anthropometric cardiovascular disease risk markers in an African population: the THUSA study

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dc.contributor.author Kruger, Herculina Salome
dc.contributor.author Mamabolo, Ramoteme Lesley
dc.contributor.author Pisa, Pedro
dc.contributor.author Vorster, Hester Hendrina
dc.contributor.author Aderibigbe, O.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-18T07:43:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-18T07:43:04Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Aderibigbe, O.R. et al. 2011. The relationship between indices of iron status and selected anthropometric cardiovascular disease risk markers in an African population: the THUSA study. Cardiovascular journal of Africa, 22(5):249-256. [http://www.cvja.co.za/information.php] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1995-1892
dc.identifier.issn 1996-3469 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7392
dc.description CVJA is the official journal of the PASCAR (Pan African Society of Cardiology) en_US
dc.description.abstract There is evidence that certain indices of iron status are associated with anthropometric measures, which are used independently as markers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. This study examined whether this association exists in an African population. The study was a cross-sectional comparative study that examined a total of 1 854 African participants. Ferritin was positively associated with body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), percentage body fat and subscapular skinfold thickness. Serum ferritin concentration was higher in the high-WHR category than the normal-WHR category for both genders. Additionally, WC and WHR increased with increasing ferritin concentrations in both genders. Serum iron was lower in the obese than the normal-weight and pre-obese women only. In this population-based study, increased serum ferritin concentrations associated positively with increased WHR and WC, indicating that individuals or populations at risk of iron overload as defined by high serum ferritin concentrations may be at a greater risk of developing CVD. en_US
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5830/CVJA-2011-015
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Clinics Cardive en_US
dc.subject Iron indices en_US
dc.subject anthropometry en_US
dc.subject cardiovascular diseases en_US
dc.subject THUSA study en_US
dc.title The relationship between indices of iron status and selected anthropometric cardiovascular disease risk markers in an African population: the THUSA study en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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