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The relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and knowledge of cardiovascular disease in African men in the North–West Province
Background: South Africa has an established high prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly amongst urban African communities. However, it was unknown whether African men's CVD knowledge was associated with ...
Early vascular aging in the HIV infected: is arterial stiffness assessment the ideal tool?
(Taylor & Francis, 2017)
Comparative assessment of absolute cardiovascular disease risk characterization from non-laboratory-based risk assessment in South African populations
(BioMed Central, 2013)
Background: All rigorous primary cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines recommend absolute CVD risk scores to identify high- and low-risk patients, but laboratory testing can be impractical in low- and middle-income ...
HIV treatment is associated with a twofold higher probability of raised triglycerides: pooled analyses in 21 023 individuals in sub-Saharan Africa
(Cambridge Univ Press, 2018)
Background Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) regimes for HIV are associated with raised levels of circulating triglycerides (TGs) in western populations. However, there are limited data on the impact of ART on cardiometabolic ...
Association of egg intake with blood lipids, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in 177,000 people in 50 countries
(Oxford Univ Press, 2020)
Background Eggs are a rich source of essential nutrients, but they are also a source of dietary cholesterol. Therefore, some guidelines recommend limiting egg consumption. However, there is contradictory evidence on the ...
Lifestyle factors and risk of multimorbidity of cancer and cardiometabolic diseases: a multinational cohort study
(BioMed Central, 2020)
Background Although lifestyle factors have been studied in relation to individual non-communicable diseases (NCDs), their association with development of a subsequent NCD, defined as multimorbidity, has been scarcely ...
Association of nut intake with risk factors, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in 16 countries from 5 continents: analysis from the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study
(Oxford Univ Press, 2020)
Background The association of nuts with cardiovascular disease and deaths has been investigated mostly in Europe, the USA, and East Asia, with few data available from other regions of the world or from low- and middle-income ...
Indirect implications of COVID-19 prevention strategies on non-communicable diseases: an opinion paper of the European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in subjects living in or emigrating from low resource settings
Background After its outbreak in China, the novel COronaVIrus Disease 19 is spreading across the globe. It is an emergency the world has never seen before. Main text The attention of health systems is mainly focused ...
Fibrinogen concentration and its role in CVD risk in black South Africans – effect of urbanisationtion
The aim of this study was to investigate correlates of fibrinogen concentration in black South Africans, as well as its association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and whether urbanisation influences this association. ...