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Lung function, inflammation and cardiovascular mortality in Africans
Background The link between impaired lung function and cardiovascular outcome is well established in European and American populations. It is possible that this association may be driven by a systemic spillover of ...
Inflammation as possible mediator for the relationship between lung and artirial function
Introduction Reduced lung function is associated with a risk for the development of cardiovascular disease. This association may be due to chronic inflammation which is often present in those with reduced lung ...
Associations of suPAR with lifestyle and cardiometabolic risk factors
Background: Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), a novel indicator of low-grade inflammation, is associated with cardiovascular disease and mortality in the general population, while an unhealthy ...
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. ...