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Antioxidant enzyme activity is associated with blood pressure and carotid intima media thickness in black men and women: the SABPA study
In the urbanized black population of South Africa, oxidative stress may play a crucial role in the development of hypertension. Since oxidative stress may result from impaired antioxidant capacity we aimed to investigate ...
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 ...
Cardiovascular function is not associated with creatine kinase activity in a black African population: the SABPA study
(Biomed Central Ltd, 2016)
Background: Higher creatine kinase (CK) activity is associated with the development of cardiovascular disease in black African populations. We compared CK activity and investigated associations of blood pressure with CK ...
Pulse pressure amplification and its relationship with age in young, apparently healthy black and white adults: the African-PREDICT study
Background Pulse pressure amplification (PPA), i.e. the amplification from central arteries to the periphery, is inversely related to arterial stiffness, organ damage and mortality. It is known that arterial stiffness is ...
Serum calcium revisited: associations with 24-h ambulatory blood pressure and cardiovascular reactivity in Africans
Sub-Saharan Africans face an increasing burden of hypertension. Although controversial, recent experimental evidence strongly suggests that serum calcium contributes to elevated blood pressure through increased vascular ...