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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 ...
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 ...
Selenium and large artery structure and function: a 10-year prospective study
Purpose Despite selenium’s beneficial effects in counteracting oxidative stress, inflammation, and vascular endothelial dysfunction, controversial results exist regarding the long-term associations between selenium and ...