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Body mass index cut-points to identify cardiometabolic risk in black South Africans
Purpose To determine optimal body mass index (BMI) cut-points for the identification of cardiometabolic risk in black South African adults. Methods We performed a cross-sectional study of a weighted sample of healthy ...
Lung function, inflammation and cardiovascular mortality in Africans
Background The link between impaired lung function and cardiovascular outcome is well established in European and American populations. It is possible that this association may be driven by a systemic spillover of ...
Inflammation as possible mediator for the relationship between lung and artirial function
Introduction Reduced lung function is associated with a risk for the development of cardiovascular disease. This association may be due to chronic inflammation which is often present in those with reduced lung ...
Plasma polyunsaturated fatty acids and liver enzymes in HIV-infected subjects: the prospective urban and rural epidemiology (PURE) study
(Oxford Univ Press, 2010)
Background: Omega-6 (n–6) polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake was previously reported to be adversely related to liver function in HIV-infected subjects, when compared with HIV-uninfected subjects, in a black ...
Optimal waist circumference cut-off values for abdominal obesity in black South African men and woman
(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2009)
Alcohol intake, hypertension development and mortality in black South Africans
(Sage Publishing, 2016)
Background: Excessive alcohol intake is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and predicts cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. We determined which alcohol marker (self-reported alcohol intake, gamma-glutamy ...
Inventory on the dietary assessment tools available and needed in Africa: a prerequisite for setting up a common methodological research infrastructure for nutritional surveillance, research, and prevention of diet-related non-communicable diseases
(Taylor & Francis, 2018)
Objective: To carry out an inventory on the availability, challenges, and needs of dietary assessment (DA) methods in Africa as a pre-requisite to provide evidence, and set directions (strategies) for implementing common ...
Psychosocial well-being of people living with HIV and the community before and after a HIV stigma-reduction community "hub" network intervention
The purpose of the research was to determine whether an HIV stigma-reduction community “hub” network intervention in a South African urban area would bring about a difference in the psychosocial well-being of people living ...
Evaluation of the mental health continuum-short form (MHC-SF) in Setswana-speaking South Africans
A continuous assessment and a categorical diagnosis of the presence of mental health, described as flourishing, and the absence of mental health, characterized as languishing, is applied to a random sample of 1050 ...