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P.T. Pisa
North-West University
Body mass indexAlcoholPopulationMedicineEnvironmental health
12Publications
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Background/Aims: It is unknown whether the effect of alcohol consumption on homocysteine (Hcy) is modulated by the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C67
6 CitationsSource
#1P.T. Pisa (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 5
#2R Behanan (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 1
Last. Annamarie Kruger (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 24
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Objective : This study examined whether the association between socio-economic status (SES) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in black South Africans from the North West Province had shifted from the more affluent groups with higher SES to the less affluent, lower SES groups over a period of nine years. Method : Cross-sectional baseline data of 2 010 urban and rural subjects (35 years and older) participating in the Prospective Urban and Rural (PURE) study and collected in 2005 were ...
25 CitationsSource
#1O.R. Aderibigbe (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 3
#2P.T. Pisa (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 5
Last. Annamarie Kruger (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 24
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AbstractObjective: To examine the associations between measures of iron status and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in South African women.Method: In a cross-sectional study, demographic information and health history were obtained during individual interviews using validated questionnaires in the North West Province, South Africa. Anthropometric indices, iron indices, blood pressure, blood glucose and lipid profiles were measured using standard procedures in 1 262 apparently healthy bl...
3 CitationsSource
#1Bmp Setlalentoa Ma (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 1
#2P.T. Pisa (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 5
Last. T Loots Du MSc (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 2
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Use of alcohol in Africa, particularly in South Africa, has a long history and is a way of life for many people, regardless of their socio-economic background. Alcohol abuse has many negative economic, social and health consequences. The objective of this review is to present in brief the history of alcohol use and the social and economic causes and consequences of alcohol abuse in South Africa. Research has shown that the socio-economic effects associated with alcohol abuse include unemployment...
24 CitationsSource
#1P.T. Pisa (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 5
#2Annamarie Kruger (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 24
Last. T Loots Du MSc (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 2
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AbstractObjective: There is evidence showing a cardioprotective effect of light to moderate alcohol consumption in many populations. Whether alcohol consumption reduces cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in an African population remains unclear. This study therefore assessed the associations between alcohol consumption (using reported alcohol intake and biological alcohol consumption markers) and CVD risk factors in an African population in transition.Design: This cross-sectional epidemiological ...
14 CitationsSource
#1Marita Serfontein (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 2
#2C S Venter (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 7
Last. P.T. Pisa (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 5
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Objective: To investigate the possibility of micronutrient dilution by alcohol in the diets of an adult population in nutrition transition. Design: A cross-sectional, comparative, population-based study. Setting: The African population of the North West Province, South Africa. Subjects: One thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven participants (742 men, 1 015 women) aged 15 years and older from 37 randomly selected sites from rural and urban areas. Outcome measures: Outcome measures included alcoh...
5 CitationsSource
#1Ramokone E. Gopane (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 3
#2P.T. Pisa (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 5
Last. Barrie Margetts (University of Southampton)H-Index: 48
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Objective: Because present recommendations on alcohol intake are based mainly on evidence of beneficial effects in populations of developed countries, this study examines biological effects of alcohol consumption in an African population in transition to assess whether these recommendations are also valid for Africans. Design: A cross-sectional, comparative, population-based study. Setting: Thirty-seven randomly selected sites in the North West province of South Africa, representing both rural a...
9 CitationsSource
Objective : There is evidence showing a cardioprotective effect of light to moderate alcohol consumption in many populations. Whether alcohol consumption reduces cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in an African population remains unclear. This study therefore assessed the associations between alcohol consumption (using reported alcohol intake and biological alcohol consumption markers) and CVD risk factors in an African population in transition. Design : This cross-sectional epidemiological surve...
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Use of alcohol in Africa, particularly in South Africa, has a long history and is a way of life for many people, regardless of their socio-economic background. Alcohol abuse has many negative economic, social and health consequences. The objective of this review is to present in brief the history of alcohol use and the social and economic causes and consequences of alcohol abuse in South Africa. Research has shown that the socio-economic effects associated with alcohol abuse include unemployment...
5 Citations
Objective : To investigate the possibility of micronutrient dilution by alcohol in the diets of an adult population in nutrition transition. Design : A cross-sectional, comparative, population-based study. Setting : The African population of the North West Province, South Africa. Subjects : One thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven participants (742 men, 1 015 women) aged 15 years and older from 37 randomly selected sites from rural and urban areas. Outcome measures : Outcome measures included ...
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