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Body mass index and its effect on serum cortisol level
INTRODUCTION: Cortisol measurement is indicated in suspected over or under production of cortisol by the adrenal cortex. The finding of low cortisol can create concern and initiate further investigations for the exclusion ...
Type 2 diabetes mellitus and its risk factors among the rural Fulanis of Northern Nigeria
BACKGROUND: Information about diabetes mellitus (DM) from the rural populations in Nigeria, particularly among the rural Fulanis is limited. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted in two rural ...
PREVALENCE OF OBESITY AND ETHNO-GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN BODY SIZES OF NIGERIANS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS - A MULTI-CENTRE STUDY
BACKGROUND: Excess weight gain is common in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) but little is known about its ethno-geographic variation among the Nigerian populace. We aimed to report the prevalence and regional ...
Performance of waist circumference and proposed cutoff levels for defining overweight and obesity in Nigerians
Background: Waist circumference (WC) is a simple tool for measuring central obesity in routine clinic settings. Gender- and ethnic-specific optimal cutoff points for WC are encouraged for populations lacking such ...
Magnitude and gender distribution of obesity and abdominal adiiposity in Nigerians with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Background: Obesity and abdominal adiposity are associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity in diabetes. This study evaluated their magnitude and gender distribution in Nigerians with Type 2 DM attending a tertiary ...
The Relationship Between Neck Circumference and other Indices of Adiposity in A Healthy Nigerian Population
(Lagos University Medical society, 2014)
Background: Neck circumference has been found to be a simple and cheap anthropometric measure that can identify overweight and obese persons. Objective: The study was to determine the relationship of neck circumference ...
Insulin Resistance In Semi-Urban South Western Nigeria And It’s Relationship With Indices Of Obesity
(Nigerian chapter of American association of clinical endocrinologists, 2012)
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that currently more than 246 million people have diabetes worldwide, and this figure is expected to reach 380 million by 2030. Although insulin resistance is a modifiable ...
Concomitant hypertension and type 2 diabetes in Nigerians: prevalence of obesity and its indices compared to normotensive diabetics.
(Nigerian Medical Association, 2004-10)
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