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The Effect of Obesity and Body Mass Index on Post-transplant Renal Graft Function

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.196
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Obesity and overweight have adverse effects on renal grafts after renal transplantation, this paper investigates the influence of BMI and obesity on post-transplant renal graft function in 500 patients.

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Objective: The aim of this five-year study was to investigate the influence of BMI and obesity on post-transplant renal graft function.

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18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Serum Magnesium and High Sensitive C - Reactive Protein in Hypertensive Obese Female School Learners

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.292
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This study highlights the increased cardiovascular risks in overweight/obese female school learners in an understudied region of South Africa. There were higher proportion of pre-hypertension, hypertension and low-grade inflammation in overweight/obese participants in comparison with their lean participants.

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Objective: To examined the relationship of serum magnesium and high sensitive C-reactive proteins (hsCRP) with overweight/obesity and its association with hypertension in lean versus overweight/obese female adolescent school learners living in Mthatha, South Africa.

Accepted: 
12 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 05 May, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Evaluation of Nutritional Biochemical Parameters in Haemodialysis Patients Over a Ten-year Period

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10.7727/wimj.2014.117
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213–7
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This study evaluated the nutritional status of haemodialysis patients by assessing biochemical and anthropometric parameters. The prevalence of malnutrition in haemodialysis patients was evident; however, the results showed that the nutritional deterioration of these patients was mainly reflected in their biochemical parameters rather than in their anthropometric measurements.

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Accepted: 
06 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 05 May, 2015

An Evaluation of the Diagnostic Utility of Anthropometric and Body Composition cut-off Values in Assessing Elevated Fasting Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure

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253–8
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In this study, the ability of various anthropometric and body composition measurements in predicting fasting blood sugar and blood pressure measured in a group of public service employees was evaluated. The results suggest similar predictive abilities among the various cut-off values.

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Objective: High blood pressure and diabetes mellitus account for over 50% of annual visits to health facilities in Trinidad and Tobago. This study investigates the ability of various absolute and relative body composition variables to predict elevated fasting blood sugar (FBS) and blood pressure (BP).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Body Fat Percentage of Urban South African Children: Implications for Health and Fitness

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.203
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582–8
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School children in Central Pretoria, South Africa, have a high level of excessive percentage body fat, with girls having significantly higher percentage body fat compared to boys. Racially, black children were fatter than white children. The excessive percentage body fat observed among the children in this study has implications for their health and fitness.
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Objective: To explore gender and racial profiling of percentage body fat of 1136 urban South African children attending public schoolsin Pretoria Central.
 
Accepted: 
13 Dec, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Effect of Menopause, Anthropometry, Nutrition and Lifestyle on Bone Status of Women in the Northern Mediterranean

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494–502
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In Mediterranean women, effects of menopause, age, anthropometry, nutrition and lifestyle on bone parameters were assessed. Broad Ultrasonic Attenuation and Speed of Sound were negatively predicted by menopause. Numerous effects were determined in postmenopausal compared to premenopausal women.

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Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of age, menopause, anthropometry, nutrition and lifestyle on bone status of women of the Northern Mediterranean Region of Croatia, which is considered the Adriatic Coast of Southeast Europe.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Effects of a Mat Pilates Programme on Body Composition in Elderly Women

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.107
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524–8
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An eight-week mat Pilates exercise programme may contradict or even reverse some of the most serious consequences of ageing associated with an increased fat mass and reduced lean body mass in elderly females.

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e-Published: 14 Nov, 2013
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