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Need for Policy to Reduce Sugar Consumption in Trinidad and Tobago?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.165
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With respect to the high prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Trinidad and Tobago and recent recommendations from the WHO on reducing sugar intake, this paper presents the case for the development of national policy aimed at reducing sugar consumption.

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Accepted: 
11 Jul, 2016
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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2016

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No Role of rs1137101 Variant of the Leptin Receptor Gene in Manifestation of Obesity

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10.7727/wimj.2016.116
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The current study involves genotyping of rs1137101 variant of the leptin receptor gene in obese and non-obese subjects, and measurements of anthropometric and biochemical parameters in order to find any association of this genetic variant with obesity and related anthropometric and metabolic traits.

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31 Mar, 2016
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e-Published: 05 Apr, 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.

The Combined Effect of Hyperuricemia and Overweight/Obesity on Risk of Hypertension in Adults

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.289
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The study about the effect of hyperuricemia and overweight/obesity on risk of hypertension shows that the hyperuricemia and overweight/obesity are independent risk factors for hypertension, they increase risk to a much greater extent when present together.

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Background: While hyperuricemia and overweight/obesity can act alone to increase the prevalence of hypertension, few studies have examined their combined effect. Materials and

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12 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 12 Jun, 2015

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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.

Association between Obesity and Impaired Glucose Tolerance in New Providence Adolescents as Demonstrated by the HbA1c Test

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10.7727/wimj.2013.212
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There is a strong positive association between impaired glucose tolerance and obesity among Bahamian adolescents.
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Objective: To explore the association between obesity and the development of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) in Bahamian adolescents.
 
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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Mini-review: Obesity in Caribbean Youth

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.379
Pages: 
250–62
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This paper addresses causes and strategies to combat the tsunami of obesity in Caribbean youth and explain how hitherto-overlooked components, such as non-genetic transgenerational effects, genetics, pathogens, and obesogens lead to obesity. We estimated the annual economic obesity burden at 68.5 billion USD.

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Objective: Our focus was on the determination of the growing number of youths of every race and ethnicity, diagnosed with obesity and its co-morbidities in the Caribbean. We reviewed the causes and strategies to combat obesity, and the implications of the fast food industry in enabling the escalation of obesity.

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25 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 01 Apr, 2015

Development and Validation of a Measure of Attitudes toward Fluffy Women

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10.7727/wimj.2013.321
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626–33
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A scale to assess attitudes toward fluffy women is developed and validated in a university student population in Jamaica. The scale has reasonably good concurrent validity and acceptable discriminant validity.

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Background: There is an absence of research on the newly evolved term “fluffy” which describes body image and personality features among women. Research on “fluffiness” among Caribbean peoples has been limited by the lack of valid and reliable measures of the concept.

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22 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2014

Body Mass Index and Prostate Specific Antigen Levels in Jamaican Men

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316–21
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The relationship between serum PSA and BMI was examined in men referred to urology clinics in Jamaica. There was an inverse relationship between PSA and BMI among men with prostate cancer. Clinicians should take this relationship into account when interpreting patients’ PSA results.

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Objective: To investigate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in Jamaican men.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

Energy Expenditure and Dietary Intake in Overweight versus Non-overweight Guadeloupian Adults

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305–10
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Using a basic and accepted method to investigate dietary intake and energy expenditure in Guadeloupian adults, this study shows that energy intake and expenditure are higher in more corpulent persons, who were consequently not identified as less active.

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Objective: Obesity is the source of many health problems in Guadeloupe. The aim of this study was to describe the relationships between daily energy intake and expenditure, and weight status.

Methods: Three consecutive daily recalls for activities and food intake were used to assess energy expenditure and energy intake in 20- to 60-year old Guadeloupian men and women.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

Using Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve Analysis in Detecting Excess Adiposity in 9–13-year Old South African Children

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.108
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670–3
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This study confirmed that log10 SF4:BMI (subcutaneous to overall fat) at conventional cut-off points had a relatively high sensitivity and specificity in detecting excess adiposity, and therefore could be used to identify excess adiposity in South African children.

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Objective: Little is known concerning the applicability of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis in detecting excess adiposity in preadolescent South African children. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of body mass index (BMI) and skinfold thickness:BMI (subcutaneous to overall fat) in detecting excess adiposity in preadolescent urban South African school children.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

Using Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curve Analysis in Detecting Excess Adiposity in 9-13-year Old South African Children

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.108

Objective: Little is known concerning the applicability of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis in detecting excess adiposity in preadolescent South African children. Therefore the purpose of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of body mass index (BMI) and skinfold thickness:BMI (subcutaneous to overall fat) in detecting excess adiposity in preadolescent urban South African school children.

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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2013

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