Article

The relationship between obesity, leptin, adiponectin and the components of metabolic syndrome in urban African women, Free State, South Africa

Published in: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 30, issue 3, 2017 , pages: 68–73
DOI: 10.1080/16070658.2017.1267380
Author(s): Sanet van ZylFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, South Africa, Lynette J van der MerweFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, South Africa, Francois C van RooyenFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Biostatistics, South Africa, Gina JoubertFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Biostatistics, South Africa, Corinna M WalshFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, South Africa

Abstract

Objectives: Obesity prevalence is increasing worldwide. In South Africa, older and urbanised African women have significantly higher rates of obesity. Limited information is available on the relationship between anthropometric parameters, adipokines and metabolic health status of African women. This study investigated the relationship between obesity, adipokines and the components of metabolic syndrome in urban African women.

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