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Associations of physical activity and gross motor skills with executive function in preschool children from low-income South African settings.

Dev Sci 2019 Sep 10;22(5):e12820. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/desc.12820DOI Listing
September 2019

Environmental, Social, and Structural Constraints for Health Behavior: Perceptions of Young Urban Black Women During the Preconception Period-A Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative.

J Nutr Educ Behav 2019 Sep 15;51(8):946-957. Epub 2019 May 15.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2019.04.009DOI Listing
September 2019

Cancer, chemotherapy, and HIV: Living with cancer amidst comorbidity in a South African township.

Soc Sci Med 2019 Sep 30;237:112461. Epub 2019 Jul 30.

SAMRC Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Noncommunicable Diseases Research Division, Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Ltd of University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112461DOI Listing
September 2019

Sanitation and diarrhoea in infancy and CRP level at 18 years: the birth-to-twenty plus cohort.

Ann Hum Biol 2019 Sep 18:1-10. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

SA MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand , Johannesburg , South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014460.2019.1657496DOI Listing
September 2019

Maternal and neonatal outcomes following a diabetic pregnancy within the context of HIV.

Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2019 Sep 3. Epub 2019 Sep 3.

SAMRC Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.12956DOI Listing
September 2019

Progression to type 2 diabetes mellitus and associated risk factors after hyperglycemia first detected in pregnancy: A cross-sectional study in Cape Town, South Africa.

PLoS Med 2019 Sep 9;16(9):e1002865. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

Chronic Disease Initiative for Africa, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002865DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6733438PMC
September 2019

Perinatal outcomes associated with maternal HIV and antiretroviral therapy in pregnancies with accurate gestational age in South Africa.

AIDS 2019 Aug;33(10):1623-1633

Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford, The Women's Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000002222DOI Listing
August 2019

What are the public health implications of the life course perspective?

Glob Health Action 2019 ;12(1):1603491

e MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine , University of Southampton , Southampton , UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2019.1603491DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6508051PMC
August 2019

Dolutegravir plus Two Different Prodrugs of Tenofovir to Treat HIV.

N Engl J Med 2019 08 24;381(9):803-815. Epub 2019 Jul 24.

From Ezintsha (W.D.F.V., M. Moorhouse, S.S., N.M., C.S., G.A., N.C., N.A., A.V.), Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences (W.D.F.V., M. Moorhouse, S.S., L.F., N.M., M. Masenya, C.S., G.A., N.C., M.C., N.A., A.V.), and the South African Medical Research Council Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Pediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences (S.N.), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London (A.Q., K.M., B.S.), and HIV i-Base (P.C.), London, and the Department of Translational Medicine, Liverpool University, Liverpool (A.H.) - all in the United Kingdom; ICAP at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health and Department of Pediatrics, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York (E.A.); and the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands (A.V.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1902824DOI Listing
August 2019

Assessment of placental metal levels in a South African cohort.

Environ Monit Assess 2019 Jul 18;191(8):500. Epub 2019 Jul 18.

Nutrition Department, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 120 Mason Farm Rd, CB# 7264, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-019-7638-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6681656PMC
July 2019

C679X loss-of-function variant is associated with lower fasting glucose in black South African adolescents: Birth to Twenty Plus Cohort.

J Clin Transl Endocrinol 2019 Jun 28;16:100186. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

Division of Human Genetics, School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, National Health Laboratory Service & University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcte.2019.100186DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6407309PMC
June 2019

Accuracy of five plasma calibrated glucometers to screen for and diagnose gestational diabetes mellitus in a low resource clinic setting.

J Clin Transl Endocrinol 2019 Jun 8;16:100174. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

MRC Developmental Pathways to Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcte.2018.12.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6424057PMC
June 2019

Response by Naidoo et al to Letter Regarding Article "Early Life Factors and Longitudinal Blood Pressure Trajectories Are Associated With Elevated Blood Pressure in Early Adulthood: BT20 Cohort".

Hypertension 2019 Jun;73(6):e84

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.12835DOI Listing
June 2019

Gender norms and health: insights from global survey data.

Lancet 2019 06 30;393(10189):2455-2468. Epub 2019 May 30.

Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA; Center for Population Health Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30765-2DOI Listing
June 2019

Attitudes and perceptions among urban South Africans towards sugar-sweetened beverages and taxation.

Public Health Nutr 2019 Jun 10:1-10. Epub 2019 Jun 10.

SAMRC Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit (DPHRU), School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences,University of the Witwatersrand,27 St Andrews Road, Parktown, Johannesburg,South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980019001356DOI Listing
June 2019

The prevalence of malnutrition and growth percentiles for urban South African children.

BMC Public Health 2019 May 2;19(1):492. Epub 2019 May 2.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6794-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6498578PMC
May 2019

The impact of differences in plasma glucose between glucose oxidase and hexokinase methods on estimated gestational diabetes mellitus prevalence.

Sci Rep 2019 May 10;9(1):7238. Epub 2019 May 10.

MRC Developmental Pathways to Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-43665-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6510785PMC
May 2019

Challenging socioeconomic status: A cross-cultural comparison of early executive function.

Dev Sci 2019 May 11:e12854. Epub 2019 May 11.

Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/desc.12854DOI Listing
May 2019

Prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in women of childbearing age in Africa during 2000-2016: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMJ Open 2019 May 22;9(5):e024345. Epub 2019 May 22.

Chronic Disease Initiative for Africa, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024345DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6538083PMC
May 2019

Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Body Image Disturbances Among South African Mothers and Their Daughters Living in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Fam Community Health 2019 Apr/Jun;42(2):140-149

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa (Drs Cohen, Micklesfield, and Norris); and Centre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Wits Education Campus, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa (Dr Gradidge).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/FCH.0000000000000220DOI Listing
April 2019

Integrated management of type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes within multi-morbidity conditions in Africa: a systematic review protocol.

BMJ Open 2019 Mar 12;9(3):e023684. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

École de santé publique, Université de Montréal, Institut de Recherche en Santé Publique de l'Université de Montréal (IRSPUM), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023684DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6429749PMC
March 2019

Early Life Factors and Longitudinal Blood Pressure Trajectories Are Associated With Elevated Blood Pressure in Early Adulthood.

Hypertension 2019 Feb;73(2):301-309

From the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health (S.N., J.K., S.A.N.), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.118.11992DOI Listing
February 2019

Reliability and validity of last menstrual period for gestational age estimation in a low-to-middle-income setting.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2019 Jan 6;45(1):217-225. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jog.13801DOI Listing
January 2019

Body composition and physical activity as mediators in the relationship between socioeconomic status and blood pressure in young South African women: a structural equation model analysis.

BMJ Open 2018 12 19;8(12):e023404. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023404DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6303607PMC
December 2018

Cross-sectional associations of physical activity and gross motor proficiency with adiposity in South African children of pre-school age.

Public Health Nutr 2018 Dec 26:1-10. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

2MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit,Faculty of Health Sciences,University of the Witwatersrand,Johannesburg,South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018003579DOI Listing
December 2018

Demographic, socio-economic and behavioural correlates of BMI in middle-aged black men and women from urban Johannesburg, South Africa.

Glob Health Action 2018 ;11(sup2):1448250

a MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences , University of the Witwatersrand , Johannesburg , South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2018.1448250DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6084500PMC
November 2018

Maternal traditional dietary pattern and antiretroviral treatment exposure are associated with neonatal size and adiposity in urban, black South Africans.

Br J Nutr 2018 09 30;120(5):557-566. Epub 2018 Jul 30.

1Medical Research Council/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit,Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences,University of the Witwatersrand,Johannesburg, 1862,South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114518001708DOI Listing
September 2018

The Influence of Objectively Measured Physical Activity During Pregnancy on Maternal and Birth Outcomes in Urban Black South African Women.

Matern Child Health J 2018 08;22(8):1190-1199

MRC/WITS Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag X3, Wits, Johannesburg, 2050, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10995-018-2504-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6060755PMC
August 2018

Genetic risk score for adult body mass index associations with childhood and adolescent weight gain in an African population.

Genes Nutr 2018 1;13:24. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

1Faculty of Science, School of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12263-018-0613-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6090951PMC
August 2018

Estimating the pathways through which maternal education affects stunting: evidence from an urban cohort in South Africa.

Public Health Nutr 2018 07 19;21(10):1810-1818. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

2MRC Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit,Faculty of Health Sciences,University of the Witwatersrand,Johannesburg,South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018000125DOI Listing
July 2018

Stress begets stress: the association of adverse childhood experiences with psychological distress in the presence of adult life stress.

BMC Public Health 2018 07 5;18(1):835. Epub 2018 Jul 5.

DST-NRF Center of Excellence in Human Development, University of the Witwatersrand, 1st Floor School of Public Health Building, Wits Education Campus, 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5767-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6034311PMC
July 2018

Genetic variants in SEC16B are associated with body composition in black South Africans.

Nutr Diabetes 2018 07 19;8(1):43. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Division of Human Genetics, School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, National Health Laboratory Service & University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41387-018-0050-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6053407PMC
July 2018

"I will leave the baby with my mother": Long-distance travel and follow-up care among HIV-positive pregnant and postpartum women in South Africa.

J Int AIDS Soc 2018 07;21 Suppl 4:e25121

Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jia2.25121DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6053484PMC
July 2018

Environmental lead exposure and pubertal trajectory classes in South African adolescent males and females.

Sci Total Environ 2018 Jul 20;628-629:1437-1445. Epub 2018 Feb 20.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.150DOI Listing
July 2018

The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus amongst black South African women is a public health concern.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2018 May 8;139:278-287. Epub 2018 Mar 8.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits, 2050 Johannesburg, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2018.03.012DOI Listing
May 2018

Different adiposity indices and their association with blood pressure and hypertension in middle-aged urban black South African men and women: findings from the AWI-GEN South African Soweto Site.

BMC Public Health 2018 04 19;18(1):524. Epub 2018 Apr 19.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5443-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5907712PMC
April 2018

Influence of socioeconomic status on changes in body size and physical activity in ageing black South African women.

Eur Rev Aging Phys Act 2018 26;15. Epub 2018 Apr 26.

3Department of Chemical Pathology, National Health Laboratory Service, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s11556-018-0196-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5921976PMC
April 2018

Developmental origins of health and disease in Africa-influencing early life.

Lancet Glob Health 2018 03;6(3):e244-e245

Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, Wallenberg Research Centre at Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa; Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, ON, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30036-6DOI Listing
March 2018

Rural-urban variations in age at menarche, adult height, leg-length and abdominal adiposity in black South African women in transitioning South Africa.

Ann Hum Biol 2018 Mar 20;45(2):123-132. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

a MRC/WITS Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics , School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand , Johannesburg , South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014460.2018.1442497DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5964443PMC
March 2018

The associations between adult body composition and abdominal adiposity outcomes, and relative weight gain and linear growth from birth to age 22 in the Birth to Twenty Plus cohort, South Africa.

PLoS One 2018 16;13(1):e0190483. Epub 2018 Jan 16.

MRC/WITS Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5770024PMC
February 2018

The association between environmental lead exposure with aggressive behavior, and dimensionality of direct and indirect aggression during mid-adolescence: Birth to Twenty Plus cohort.

Sci Total Environ 2018 Jan 1;612:472-479. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.138DOI Listing
January 2018

Life History theory hypotheses on child growth: Potential implications for short and long-term child growth, development and health.

Am J Phys Anthropol 2018 01 26;165(1):4-19. Epub 2017 Oct 26.

Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2193, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23340DOI Listing
January 2018

Insights into the genetics of blood pressure in black South African individuals: the Birth to Twenty cohort.

BMC Med Genomics 2018 01 17;11(1). Epub 2018 Jan 17.

School of Molecular & Cell Biology, Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12920-018-0321-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5773038PMC
January 2018

Dietary Habits and Eating Practices and Their Association with Overweight and Obesity in Rural and Urban Black South African Adolescents.

Nutrients 2018 Jan 29;10(2). Epub 2018 Jan 29.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2198, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu10020145DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5852721PMC
January 2018

The association between elevated blood lead levels and violent behavior during late adolescence: The South African Birth to Twenty Plus cohort.

Environ Int 2017 12 12;109:136-145. Epub 2017 Sep 12.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2017.09.004DOI Listing
December 2017

Examining the relationships between body image, eating attitudes, BMI, and physical activity in rural and urban South African young adult females using structural equation modeling.

PLoS One 2017 16;12(11):e0187508. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

MRC/WITS Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0187508PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5690598PMC
December 2017

Early Life Growth Predictors of Childhood Adiposity Trajectories and Future Risk for Obesity: Birth to Twenty Cohort.

Child Obes 2017 Oct 18;13(5):384-391. Epub 2017 May 18.

3 MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit (DPHRU), University of the Witwatersrand , Johannesburg, South Africa .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/chi.2016.0310DOI Listing
October 2017

An analysis of retrospective and repeat prospective reports of adverse childhood experiences from the South African Birth to Twenty Plus cohort.

PLoS One 2017 26;12(7):e0181522. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0181522PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5528894PMC
October 2017

Understanding the Relationship between Socio-Economic Status, Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour, and Adiposity in Young Adult South African Women Using Structural Equation Modelling.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017 10 23;14(10). Epub 2017 Oct 23.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14101271DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664772PMC
October 2017

Metacarpal Growth During Adolescence in a Longitudinal South African Cohort.

J Bone Miner Res 2017 Sep 5;32(9):1926-1934. Epub 2017 Jul 5.

South African Medical Research Council/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.3179DOI Listing
September 2017

Metabolic and Body Composition Risk Factors Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in a Cohort of Women with a High Prevalence of Cardiometabolic Disease.

PLoS One 2016 2;11(9):e0162247. Epub 2016 Sep 2.

Department of Chemical Pathology, National Health Laboratory Service, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5010252PMC
August 2017

Changes in Bone Mineral Density, Body Composition, Vitamin D Status, and Mineral Metabolism in Urban HIV-Positive South African Women Over 12 Months.

J Bone Miner Res 2017 Aug 8;32(8):1615-1624. Epub 2017 May 8.

Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbmr.3147DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5753880PMC
August 2017

The Role of Body Fat and Fat Distribution in Hypertension Risk in Urban Black South African Women.

PLoS One 2016 12;11(5):e0154894. Epub 2016 May 12.

South African Medical Research Council/University of the Witwatersrand Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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July 2017

Body Image Satisfaction, Eating Attitudes and Perceptions of Female Body Silhouettes in Rural South African Adolescents.

PLoS One 2016 12;11(5):e0154784. Epub 2016 May 12.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit,Department of Paediatrics,/Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

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July 2017

The Influence of Maternal Dietary Patterns on Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight Gain in Urban Black South African Women.

Nutrients 2017 Jul 11;9(7). Epub 2017 Jul 11.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5537846PMC
July 2017

South African Breast Cancer and HIV Outcomes Study: Methods and Baseline Assessment.

J Glob Oncol 2017 Apr;3(2):114-124

Herbert Cubasch, Sarah Nietz, Paul Ruff, Maureen Joffe, Shane Norris, Tobias Chirwa, Vinay Sharma, and Raquel Duarte, University of the Witwatersrand; Sarah Nietz, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Johannesburg; Herbert Cubasch and Vinay Sharma, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Soweto; Ines Buccimazza, University of KwaZulu-Natal; Ines Buccimazza, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban; Sharon Čačala and Laura W. Stopforth, Grey's Hospital, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; and Wei-Yann Tsai, Eliezer Stavsky, Katherine D. Crew, Judith S. Jacobson, and Alfred I. Neugut, Columbia University, New York, NY.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5493271PMC
April 2017

Non-communicable disease syndemics: poverty, depression, and diabetes among low-income populations.

Lancet 2017 03;389(10072):951-963

Public Health Foundation of India, Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5491333PMC
March 2017

Developing Intervention Strategies to Optimise Body Composition in Early Childhood in South Africa.

Biomed Res Int 2017 16;2017:5283457. Epub 2017 Jan 16.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5286470PMC
February 2017

The gender dimensions of social networks and help-seeking behaviors of young adults in Soweto, South Africa.

Glob Health Action 2016 3;9:31138. Epub 2016 Jun 3.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa;

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January 2017

The association between HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and gestational diabetes mellitus.

AIDS 2017 01;31(1):113-125

aJulius Global Health, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands bMRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa cDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands dMedical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town eDivision of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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January 2017

Interventions to prevent maternal obesity before conception, during pregnancy, and post partum.

Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2017 01 12;5(1):65-76. Epub 2016 Oct 12.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China.

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January 2017

Gaps in Hypertension Guidelines in Low- and Middle-Income Versus High-Income Countries: A Systematic Review.

Hypertension 2016 12 3;68(6):1328-1337. Epub 2016 Oct 3.

From the Department of Medicine and University College Hospital (M.O., J.Y., T.M., L.O., T.F., E.S.M., B.S.) and Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training, College of Medicine (R.A.), University of Ibadan, Nigeria; WFNR-Blossom Specialist Medical Center, Ibadan, Nigeria (M.O., E.U.); Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria (P.O.); Department of Medicine, CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru (J.J.M.); Department of Neurology (W.F., R.S., B.O.) and Department of Public Health Sciences (M.G.), Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (S.Y.); Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada (J.K.); Department of Public Health, Health Service Organization, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (L.T.); Departments of Anesthesia/Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (J.V.O.); Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi, India (P.M.); Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (C.C., R.J.); Non Communicable Diseases Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa (A.K.); School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia (A.G.T.); Cardiovascular Global Health Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC (G.S.B.); Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, UCL Institute for Global Health, London, United Kingdom (G.P.); Department of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (C.A.); Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Italy (P.A.M.); and Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (S.N.).

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5159303PMC
December 2016

Prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in women of childbearing age in Africa during 2000-2016: protocol of a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BMJ Open 2016 12 13;6(12):e012255. Epub 2016 Dec 13.

Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5168695PMC
December 2016

Association Between Early Life Growth and Blood Pressure Trajectories in Black South African Children.

Hypertension 2016 11 26;68(5):1123-1131. Epub 2016 Sep 26.

From the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (J.K., L.S.A., R.J.M., J.M.P., S.A.N.); and Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (L.S.A.).

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5882233PMC
November 2016

Pre-pregnancy community-based intervention for couples in Malaysia: application of intervention mapping.

BMC Public Health 2016 11 17;16(1):1167. Epub 2016 Nov 17.

Human Development and Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5114777PMC
November 2016

Physical activity and the risk for gestational diabetes mellitus amongst pregnant women living in Soweto: a study protocol.

BMC Womens Health 2016 10 18;16(1):66. Epub 2016 Oct 18.

Centre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5070198PMC
October 2016

Perceptions of diet, physical activity, and obesity-related health among black daughter-mother pairs in Soweto, South Africa: a qualitative study.

BMC Public Health 2016 08 9;16:750. Epub 2016 Aug 9.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4977727PMC
August 2016

Community readiness for adolescents' overweight and obesity prevention is low in urban South Africa: a case study.

BMC Public Health 2016 08 11;16(1):763. Epub 2016 Aug 11.

Centre for Global Health and Human Development, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4982405PMC
August 2016

Commentary: The value of life course epidemiology in low- and middle-income countries: an ageing perspective.

Int J Epidemiol 2016 08;45(4):997-999

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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August 2016

"Just because you're pregnant, doesn't mean you're sick!" A qualitative study of beliefs regarding physical activity in black South African women.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2016 07 19;16(1):174. Epub 2016 Jul 19.

MRC/WITS Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4952193PMC
July 2016

Childhood adiposity trajectories are associated with late adolescent blood pressure: birth to twenty cohort.

BMC Public Health 2016 07 29;16:665. Epub 2016 Jul 29.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit (DPHRU), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4966706PMC
July 2016

A complex behavioural change intervention to reduce the risk of diabetes and prediabetes in the pre-conception period in Malaysia: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Trials 2016 Apr 27;17(1):215. Epub 2016 Apr 27.

MRC Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4847351PMC
April 2016