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Bone Mineral Density Measurements of Women in a Black African Population in Lagos, Nigeria Using Accudexa Bone Mineral Density Assessment System: A Preliminary Study

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.374
Synopsis: 
This study was conducted to justify the need for a bone mineral density(BMD) database for African women in Nigeria whilst testing the appropriateness of using the African-American database as a reference. The preliminary results suggested that they might be inappropriate.

ABSTRACT

Objective: No normative database for bone mineral density (BMD) exists in Nigeria. This study aims to provide the basis for the creation of a normative reference BMD database for women in Nigeria while assessing the appropriateness of applying normative data for African American women to Nigerian females.

Accepted: 
10 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2016

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Development and Validation of a Measure of Attitudes toward Fluffy Women

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.321
Pages: 
626–33
Synopsis: 
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.

ABSTRACT

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.

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

Effects of Contraceptives on Serum Trace Elements, Calcium and Phosphorus Levels

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Pages: 
308–15
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In this study, findings confirmed disturbance in the distribution of trace elements in participants on contraceptives. It showed a significant decrease in the serum concentration of zinc, selenium, phosphorus and magnesium while a significant increase in serum level was observed for copper, iron, cadmium and selenium.
ABSTRACT

Background: Women on different contraceptive methods have been linked with the development of various diseases and possible changes in serum trace elements and vitamins of women on contraceptives have been postulated. Therefore, the relationship between contraceptive use and trace elements needs to be investigated.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014
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