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  • Determinants of obesity in an urban township of South Africa 

    Puoane, Thandi (MedPharm Publications, 2008)
    OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity, and identify factors associated with Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) among adults residing in an urban township in South Africa. DESIGN: ...
  • Effect of the metabolic syndrome on male reproductive function: a case-controlled pilot study 

    Leisegang, Kristian; Bouic, Patrick J.D.; Henkel, Ralf (Wiley, 2014)
    The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a constellation of various risk factors. This study aimed to investigate the effect of MetS on testosterone and progesterone, and semen parameters, in a case-controlled pilot study. Male ...
  • Estimating the burden of disease attributable to excess body weight in South Africa in 2000 

    Joubert, Jane; Puoane, Thandi (South African Medical Association, 2007)
    OBJECTIVE: To estimate the burden of disease attributable to excess body weight using the body mass index (BMI), by age and sex, in South Africa in 2000. DESIGN: World Health Organization comparative risk assessment ...
  • The impact of male overweight on semen quality and outcome of assisted reproduction 

    Leisegang, Kristian; Henkel, Ralf (Medknow Publications, 2014)
    The impact of obesity on male reproductive health remains a contested topic as evidence is inconclusive and inconsistent. Even more debatable is the effect of male obesity in assisted reproduction. In the manuscript, ...
  • Knowledge and attitudes of physiotherapy students towards obesity 

    Phillips, Julie; Awotidebe, Adedapo (AOSIS, 2009)
    Obesity has been recognised as a risk factor for non-communicable diseases, with more than one billion adults worldwide who are overweight, of which approximately 300 million are obese. Obesity puts an individual in danger ...
  • Letter about dental decay, obesity shows that sugar industry is not to be trusted 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Sheiham, Aubrey (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    The South African Sugar Association (SASA) tries to trash our scientific arguments about the association of sugars with dental decay, obesity and diabetes ( "Sugar leaves a bitter taste" Cape Times August 18th) in their ...
  • Monitoring the impacts of trade agreements on food environments 

    Friel, S.; Hattersley, L.; Sanders, David; Snowdon, W.; Thow, A. M.; Lobstein, T.; Barquera, S.; Mohan, S.; Hawkes, C.; Kelly, B.; Kumanyika, S.; L’Abbe, M.; Lee, A.; Ma, J.; Macmullan, J.; Monteiro, C.; Neal, B.; Rayner, M.; Sacks, G.; Swinburn, B.; Vandevijvere, S.; C. Walker, C. (John Wiley & Sons, 2013)
    The liberalization of international trade and foreign direct investment through multilateral, regional and bilateral agreements has had profound implications for the structure and nature of food systems, and therefore, ...
  • Obesity among black South African women 

    Puoane, Thandi; Hughes, Gail; Bradley, Hazel A. (Kamla-Raj Enterprises, 2005)
    Obesity and associated non-communicable diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and ischaemic heart disease were previously thought to be diseases of affluent countries, but they are becoming increasingly prevalent ...
  • Obesity in South Africa: Challenges for government and health professionals 

    Kruger, Salome H; Puoane, Thandi; Senekal, Marjanne; Van Der Merwe, Theresa M (Nutrition Society, 2005)
    OBJECTIVES: To review data on the prevalence, causes and health consequences of obesity in South Africa and propose interventions to prevent and treat obesity and related outcomes. METHODS: Data from existing literature ...
  • Obesity in South Africa: The South African Demographic and Health Survey 

    Puoane, Thandi; Steyn, Krisela; Bradshaw, Debbie; Laubscher, Ria; Fourie, Jean; Lambert, Vicki; Mbanangwa, Nolwazi (Nature Publishing Group, 2002)
    To ascertain the anthropometric profile and determinants of obesity in South Africans who participated in the Demographic and Health Survey in 1998. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: A sample of 13,089 men and women (age, ...
  • Obesity is associated with increased seminal insulin and leptin alongside reduced fertility parameters in a controlled male cohort 

    Leisegang, Kristian; Menkveld, Roelof; Bouic, Patrick J.D.; Henkel, Ralf (BioMed Central, 2014)
    Obesity appears to be associated with male reproductive dysfunction and infertility, although this has been inconsistent and inconclusive. Insulin and leptin are known mediators and modulators of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes ...
  • Perceptions about body image and sizes among Black African girls living in Cape Town 

    Puoane, Thandi; Tsolekile, Lungiswa; Steyn, Nelia (International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, 2010)
    OBJECTIVE: To assess beliefs about body size (fatness and thinness) and body image in Black girls aged 10–18 years living in Cape Town. DESIGN: Exploratory using qualitative methods. SETTING: Cape Town, South Africa. METHOD: ...
  • Perceptions of body size and its association with HIV/AIDS 

    Matoti-Mvalo, Tandi; Puoane, Thandi (MedPharm Publications, 2011)
    OBJECTIVE: To explore the perception among black South African women that people who are thin are infected with HIV or have AIDS. SETTING: Khayelitsha, an urban township in Cape Town. SUBJECTS: 513 women aged 18-65 ...
  • Physical inactivity as one of the chronic disease risk factors among high school learners in public schools in a local community in South Africa 

    Frantz, Jose M. (Stellenbosch University, 2006)
    This study aimed to determine the physical activity levels and existence of risk factors associated with chronic diseases of lifestyle among high school learners. A crosssectional research design was used to obtain ...
  • Sugar leaves a bitter taste 

    Naidoo, Sudeshni; Sheiham, A. (South African Dental Association, 2014)
    The types of foods we eat have become one of the most important issues of our time. In South Africa, diseases related to diet such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and tooth decay are ...