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Po Ukegbu
North-West University
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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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#1Po Ukegbu (NWU: North-West University)
#2Herculina S. Kruger (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 22
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: ...
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