oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - 41st SEMDSA, 12th NOF and 9th DESSA Congress, 9 - 12 April 2005, Crowne Plaza, Sandton : abstracts



Extracted from text ... Clinical and Biochemical Characteristics based on Body Mass Index (BMI) categories in South African Indians: Results from a Population Study. AA Motala, FJ Pirie, E Gouws, MAK Omar. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa. A 10 year follow-up study of glucose tolerance in South African Indians aged >15 years, allowed for examination of clinical and biochemical characteristics based on body mass index (BMI) (kg/m2) categories. All subjects had anthropometric, demographic and biochemical measurements including a modified 75g OGTT. The 2000 WHO classification for overweight and obesity and the 1998 WHO criteria for disorders of glycaemia were used. ..


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