Herculina Salome Kruger
North-West University
Publications 85
#1Hattie H WrightH-Index: 7
#2Marlena C. KrugerH-Index: 26
Last.Herculina Salome KrugerH-Index: 20
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This prospective study investigated the association between nutrient intake, dietary patterns, and changes in bone turnover and bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal urban black South African women over two years. These women (n = 144) underwent BMD measurements at the distal radius, lumbar spine, femoral neck (FN), as well as a biochemical analysis which included the parathyroid hormone (PTH), 25-hydroxyvitamin D, C-Telopeptide of type I collagen (CTX-1) in 2010 and 2012. Their dietary i...
#1C Ellis (NWU: North-West University)
#2Herculina Salome Kruger (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 20
Last.Marlena C. Kruger (Massey University)H-Index: 26
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#1Boitumelo Stokie Motswagole (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 2
#2Po Ukegbu (Michael Okpara University of Agriculture)H-Index: 1
Last.Mieke Faber (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 26
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Background. Waist circumference (WC) is a useful predictor of cardiometabolic risk in children. Published data on WC percentiles of children from African countries are limited. Objectives. To describe age- and sex-specific WC percentiles in black South African (SA) children from different study sites, and compare these percentiles with median WC percentiles of African-American (AA) children. Methods. Secondary data on WC for 10 - 14-year-old black SA children ( N =4 954; 2 406 boys and 2 548 gir...
#1Philippe Jean-Luc Gradidge (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 5
#2Herculina Salome Kruger (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 20
Beverage consumption, physical activity, body mass index and waist circumference were compared in age-matched (aged 18–30 years) groups of young South African women from urban (n = 78) and rural (n = 94) settings. Obesity was higher in the rural group, driven by a higher consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and low physical activity.
#1Po Ukegbu (NWU: North-West University)
#2Herculina Salome Kruger (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 20
Last.Mi Kruger (NWU: North-West University)
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Background: Sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass and strength, is associated with adverse health outcomes. Calf circumference (CC) has been proposed as a surrogate measure of muscle mass in the elderly; however, ethnic/sex specific cut-off values remain to be established.Objective: A study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between CC and appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM), and the ASM index (ASMI), as well as to determine whether CC could be used to diagnose sarcopenia.Methods: ...
#1Simone H. Crouch (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 1
#2Lisa J. Ware (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 9
Last.Aletta E. Schutte (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 41
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#1Majid EzzatiH-Index: 103
#2Bin ZhouH-Index: 16
Last.Shirin DjalaliniaH-Index: 19
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Background: Change in the prevalence of raised blood pressure could be due to both shifts in the entire distribution of blood pressure (representing the combined effects of public health interventions and secular trends) and changes in its high-blood-pressure tail (representing successful clinical interventions to control blood pressure in the hypertensive population). Our aim was to quantify the contributions of these two phenomena to the worldwide trends in the prevalence of raised blood press...