Herculina S. Kruger
North-West University
Body mass indexOverweightObesityDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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#1Ruan KrugerH-Index: 10
Last. Leandi LammertynH-Index: 5
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#1A.A. Ojwang (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 1
#2Cornelius M. Smuts (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 15
Last. Herculina S. Kruger (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 22
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Abstract Background Information regarding circulating fatty acids (FA) in association with metabolic health in black Africans is scarce, while the usefulness of circulating FAs as biomarkers of dietary fat intake and predictors for medical conditions is increasing. Objective We compared eleven dietary and the levels of 26 plasma phospholipid FAs in metabolically healthy and unhealthy phenotypes in black South African adults. Methods Adults from the South African arm of the Prospective Urban and ...
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#1Hattie H. WrightH-Index: 7
#2Marlena C. KrugerH-Index: 27
Last. Herculina S. KrugerH-Index: 22
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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...
#1Catherine E. Draper (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 15
#2Simone A. Tomaz (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 4
Last. E V Lambert (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 16
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Background. Healthy Active Kids South Africa (HAKSA) Report Cards were produced in 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2016. Objective. The 2018 Report Card aims to report on the latest available evidence relating to the physical activity (PA), nutrition and body composition of South African (SA) children and adolescents. Methods. A review was conducted using the following databases: PubMed; Africa Journals Online; and Africa-Wide (EBSCOhost). Articles published from January 2016 to September 2018 were include...
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#1C Ellis (NWU: North-West University)
#2Herculina S. Kruger (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 22
Last. Marlena C. Kruger (Massey University)H-Index: 27
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Objectives: To investigate the differences between bone mineral density (BMD), lean and fat mass of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-) positive and HIV-negative black women and to investigate fact...
#1Boitumelo Stokie Motswagole (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 2
#2P O Ukegbu (Michael Okpara University of Agriculture)H-Index: 1
Last. Mieke Faber (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 28
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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...
#1Cornelius M. Smuts (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 15
#2Tonderayi M. Matsungo (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 4
Last. Mieke Faber (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 2
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#1Philippe Jean-Luc Gradidge (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 5
#2Herculina S. Kruger (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 22
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.