Isabelle Hota Tadida Meli, Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Santé, Université des Montagnes, 208 Bangangté, Cameroon
Aurel T Tankeu, Mesmin Y Dehayem, Eugene Sobngwi, Department of Internal Medicine and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 209 Yaoundé, Cameroon
Aurel T Tankeu, Mesmin Y Dehayem, Eugene Sobngwi, National Obesity Center, Yaoundé Central Hospital, 209 Yaoundé, Cameroon
David Chelo, Mother and Child Center of the Chantal Biya Foundation, 209 Yaoundé, Cameroon
Jean Jacques N Noubiap, Department of Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, 7295 Cape Town, South Africa
Author contributions: All the authors approved the final version of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study protocol was approved by the Ethical Committee of the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Santé, Université des Montagnes, Banganté, Cameroon, and was conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the Helsinki Declaration.
Informed consent statement: All participants and their parents or guardians (since many were adolescents) provided informed written concern prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article.
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Correspondence to: Eugene Sobngwi, MD, MPhil, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1, 209 Yaoundé, Cameroon. firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: July 10, 2016
Peer-review started: July 14, 2016
First decision: September 12, 2016
Revised: October 19, 2016
Accepted: November 27, 2016
Article in press: November 29, 2016
Published online: February 15, 2017