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Comparative assessment of absolute cardiovascular disease risk characterization from non-laboratory-based risk assessment in South African populations
(BioMed Central, 2013)
Background: All rigorous primary cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines recommend absolute CVD risk scores to identify high- and low-risk patients, but laboratory testing can be impractical in low- and middle-income ...
Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study: baseline characteristics of the household sample and comparative analyses with national data in 17 countries
Background: The PURE study was established to investigate associations between social, behavioural, genetic, and environmental factors and cardiovascular diseases in 17 countries. In this analysis we compare the age, sex, ...
Evidence that fibrinogen y' regulates plasma clot structure and lysis and relationship to cardiovascular risk factors in black Africans
(The American Society of Hematology, 2013)
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Association of alcohol consumption with specific biomarkers: a cross-sectional study in South Africa
(BioMed Central, 2015)
Alcohol consumption plays an important role in the health transition associated with urbanization in developing countries. Thus, reliable tools for assessing alcohol intake levels are necessary. We compared two biological ...
Multidissiplinêre vennootskappe in gemeenskapseie woordkunsprojekte – ’n Gevallestudie
Multidisciplinary partnerships in community-specific writing or storytelling projects – A case study. Partnerships are used as strategy in various sectors of society, especially in order to reach goals which are unattainable ...
A decade of nutrition research in Africa: assessment of the evidence base and academic collaboration
(Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Objective: Malnutrition in Africa has not improved compared with other regions in the world. Investment in the build–up of a strong African research workforce is essential to provide contextual solutions to the nutritional ...
The association of 25(OH)D with blood pressure, pulse pressure and carotid–radial pulse wave velocity in African women
(Public Library of Science, 2013)
High susceptibility of the African population to develop cardiovascular disease obliges us to investigate possible contributing risk factors. Our aim was to determine whether low 25(OH)D status is associated with increased ...
A review of dietary surveys in the adult South African population from 2000 to 2015
(Mdpi Ag, 2015)
One serious concern of health policymakers in South Africa is the fact that there is no national data on the dietary intake of adult South Africans. The only national "dietary study was done in children in 1999. Hence, it ...
South African and international reference values for lung function and its relationship with blood pressure in Africans
Background In South Africa respiratory diseases are highly prevalent, with cardiovascular disease being a manifestation. However, international reference values for lung function are commonly used, which may not be ...
Effect of African leafy vegetables on the micronutrient status of mildly deficient farm-school children in South Africa: a randomized controlled study
(Cambridge Univ Press, 2016)
A randomized controlled trial was conducted to assess the effect of African leafy vegetable (ALV) consumption on Fe, Zn and vitamin A status in children. Children were randomly allocated to receive either a 300 g cooked ...