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dc.contributor.authorKruger, Herculina Salome
dc.contributor.authorMamabolo, Ramoteme Lesley
dc.contributor.authorPisa, Pedro
dc.contributor.authorVorster, Hester Hendrina
dc.contributor.authorAderibigbe, O.R.
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-18T07:43:04Z
dc.date.available2012-09-18T07:43:04Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationAderibigbe, 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.issn1995-1892
dc.identifier.issn1996-3469 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/7392
dc.descriptionCVJA is the official journal of the PASCAR (Pan African Society of Cardiology)en_US
dc.description.abstractThere 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.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.5830/CVJA-2011-015
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherClinics Cardiveen_US
dc.subjectIron indicesen_US
dc.subjectanthropometryen_US
dc.subjectcardiovascular diseasesen_US
dc.subjectTHUSA studyen_US
dc.titleThe relationship between indices of iron status and selected anthropometric cardiovascular disease risk markers in an African population: the THUSA studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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