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Perceptions about body image and sizes among Black African girls living in Cape Town
(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: ...
Obesity is associated with increased seminal insulin and leptin alongside reduced fertility parameters in a controlled male cohort
(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 ...
The impact of male overweight on semen quality and outcome of assisted reproduction
(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, ...
Perceptions of body size and its association with HIV/AIDS
(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 ...
Effect of the metabolic syndrome on male reproductive function: a case-controlled pilot study
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 ...
Socio-cultural, environmental and behavioural determinants of obesity in black South African women
(Clinics Cardive Publishing (Pty) Ltd, 2013)
South Africa (SA) is undergoing a rapid epidemiological transition and has the highest prevalence of obesity in sub- Saharan Africa (SSA), with black women being the most affected (obesity prevalence 31.8%). Although ...
Monitoring the impacts of trade agreements on food environments
(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, ...
Correction to: Effects of early feeding on growth velocity and overweight/obesity in a cohort of HIV unexposed South African infants and children
(BioMed Central, 2017)
After publication of this article  it was brought to our attention that there were errors in the text under the heading ‘Data cleaning’, and in Table 3. The corrected text and updated Table 3 are given in this erratum.
Perceptions of body size, obesity threat and the willingness to lose weight among black South African adults: a qualitative study
(BioMed Central, 2016)
BACKGROUND: The obesity epidemic is associated with rising rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among adults, particularly in countries undergoing rapid urbanisation and nutrition transition. This study explored the ...
Protocol for systematic review of school-based interventions to prevent and control obesity in African learners
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2017)
INTRODUCTION: The increasing prevalence of obesity and overweight in childhood in developing countries is a public health concern to many governments. Schools play a significant role in the obesity epidemic as well as ...