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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 ...
A HIV stigma reduction intervention for people living with HIV and their families
Background The diagnosis of HIV is life-changing that requires people not only to deal with the disease but also to cope with the stigma attached to HIV. People living with HIV (PLWH) as well as their close family members ...
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 ...
Wealth and cardiovascular health: a cross-sectional study of wealth-related inequalities in the awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in high-, middle- and low-income countries
(BioMed Central, 2016)
Background Effective policies to control hypertension require an understanding of its distribution in the population and the barriers people face along the pathway from detection through to treatment and control. One key ...
Measuring micronutrient intakes at different levels of sugar consumption in a population in transition: the Transition and Health during Urbanisation in South Africa (THUSA) study
(MedPharm Publications, 2012)
Objective: The objective was to investigate the absolute micronutrient intake and the possibility of micronutrient dilution of added sugar in the diets of an African population in nutritional transition. Design: A ...
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 ...