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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

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in an Eastern Caribbean Island: Prevalence of Non-communicable Chronic Diseases and Associated Lifestyle Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in the British Virgin Islands

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429–36
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Environmental and behavioural changes such as lifestyle related habits represent modifiable risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases. National strategies should be implemented to control cardiovascular diseases, educate the population and promote healthy lifestyle habits in the British Virgin Islands.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Food and Nutrition Research in the Caribbean

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338–50
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Research at the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute over the years has focussed on food insecurity and obesity in the Caribbean. This paper shows that efforts to improve nutritional status must be located in both the immediate and underlying factors if success is to be sustained.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Obstetrical and Neonatal Outcomes in Obese Women

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421–6
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Pre-pregnant obese women are more likely to present with serious obstetric complications (pre-eclampsia, diabetes and in utero fetal death) and to be delivered by Caesarean section when compared to paritymatched pre-pregnant normal weight women.

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Objective: To compare the incidence of antenatal and intrapartum complications and neonatal outcomes among pre-pregnant obese women.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013

Role of Obesity in Low Back Pain Related Disability

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252
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The possible relation of obesity to the disability in low back pain patients was investigated. The results indicated that patients with low back pain did not suffer from worse pain if they were obese but risk a more disabled life due to their weight.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 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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