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South African and international reference values for lung function and its relationship with blood pressure in Africans
Background In South Africa respiratory diseases are highly prevalent, with cardiovascular disease being a manifestation. However, international reference values for lung function are commonly used, which may not be ...
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 ...
Iron status and cardiovascular disease risk in black South African women: the PURE study
(MedPharm Publishers, 2011)
Objective: To examine the associations between measures of iron status and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in South African women. Method: In a cross-sectional study, demographic information and health history ...
The nutrition transition in Africa: can it be steered into a more positive direction?
The objective of this narrative review is to examine the nutrition transition and its consequences when populations in Africa modernize as a result of socio-economic development, urbanization, and acculturation. The focus ...