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

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.292
Synopsis: 
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.

ABSTRACT

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

Issue: 
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.
ABSTRACT
 
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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