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Serum Magnesium and High-sensitive C-reactive Proteins in Hypertensive, Obese Female School Learners

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.292
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32-7
Synopsis: 
This study highlights the increased cardiovascular risks in overweight/obese female school learners in an understudied region of South Africa. There were higher proportions of pre-hypertension, hypertension, and low-grade inflammation in overweight/obese participants in comparison with their lean participants.

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

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

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

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.203
Pages: 
582–8
Synopsis: 
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
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