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Iolanthé M. Kruger
North-West University
34Publications
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153Citations
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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...
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#1Manja ZecH-Index: 1
#2Aletta E. SchutteH-Index: 44
Last.Cornelius M. SmutsH-Index: 15
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Nutritional transition in Africa is linked with increased blood pressure (BP). We examined 10-year fatty acid status and longitudinal associations between individual long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), BP and status of hypertension (≥140/90 mmHg and/or medication use) in black South Africans. We included 300 adults (>30 years) participating in the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology study, and analysed data from three consecutive examinations (2005, 2010 and 2015 study years). Fatty ...
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#1Salim Yusuf Mb Bs DPhil Frcpc (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 214
#2Philip Joseph (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 17
Last.Gilles Dagenais (Laval University)H-Index: 31
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Summary Background Global estimates of the effect of common modifiable risk factors on cardiovascular disease and mortality are largely based on data from separate studies, using different methodologies. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study overcomes these limitations by using similar methods to prospectively measure the effect of modifiable risk factors on cardiovascular disease and mortality across 21 countries (spanning five continents) grouped by different economic levels. M...
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#1Yolandi BreetH-Index: 2
#2Daniel T. LacklandH-Index: 30
Last.Aletta E. SchutteH-Index: 44
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#1Anders H. Rosengren (Sahlgrenska University Hospital)H-Index: 86
#2Andrew Smyth (National University of Ireland, Galway)H-Index: 18
Last.Salim Yusuf Mb Bs DPhil Frcpc (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 214
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BACKGROUND:Socioeconomic status is associated with differences in risk factors for cardiovascular disease incidence and outcomes, including mortality. However, it is unclear whether the associations between cardiovascular disease and common measures of socioeconomic status-wealth and education-differ among high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries, and, if so, why these differences exist. We explored the association between education and household wealth and cardiovascular disease and...
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#1Rudolph Schutte (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 22
#2Hugo W. Huisman (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 24
Last.Aletta E. Schutte (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 44
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Background and Aims: The relationship between total body iron and cardiovascular disease remains controversial and information absent in black sub-Saharan Africans in whom alcohol consumption tends to be high. The level of total body iron is tightly regulated, however this regulation is compromised by high alcohol intake causing iron loading. The aim of this study is to investigate total body iron, as represented by serum ferritin, and its interaction with measures of alcohol intake in predictin...
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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...
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#1Martin O'Donnell (National University of Ireland, Galway)H-Index: 54
#2Andrew Mente (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 32
Last.Salim Yusuf Mb Bs DPhil Frcpc (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 214
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Abstract Objective To evaluate the joint association of sodium and potassium urinary excretion (as surrogate measures of intake) with cardiovascular events and mortality, in the context of current World Health Organization recommendations for daily intake ( 3.5 g potassium) in adults. Design International prospective cohort study. Setting 18 high, middle, and low income countries, sampled from urban and rural communities. Participants 103 570 people who provided morning fasting urine samples. Ma...
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