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The Association of Red Blood Cell Counts with Endothelin-1 in African and Caucasian Women
(Informa Healthcare, 2009)
The literature shows an increase in endothelin-1 with increased levels of erythrocytes. There are also indications that inflammation and elevated endothelin-1 levels interact with erythropoiesis. In this study, the association ...
Ethnic-specific correlations of Visfatin with circulating markers of endothelial inflammation and function
Sub-Saharan Africa is afflicted by high hypertension prevalence that is expected to rise even further along with increasing obesity rates. The present study aimed to investigate the role of visfatin in obesity and to explore ...
The Von Willebrand factor as marker of vascular function in South African women
(Oxford Univ Press, 2008)
BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of hypertension and vascular-related morbidity and mortality among Africans emphasizes the need to identify markers for the early detection of vascular disease. Caucasian-based ...
The influence of cardiac and vascular responses on basesline cardiovascular parameters in black african children
(Allen Press Online Publishing, 2008)
Background: The prevalence of hypertension among Black adults in South Africa is high. Because cardiovascular reactivity can be used to predict hypertension in later life, we attempted to determine whether cardiac ...
Blood glutathione and subclinical atherosclerosis in African men: the SABPA study
(Oxford Univ Press, 2009)
Background: Sub-Saharan Africans face an increasing burden of hypertension and related cardiac and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality, making the identification of factors leading to early vascular abnormalities ...
Bone resorption and environmental exposure to cadmium in women: a population study
(National Institute of Environmetal Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2008)
Background: Environmental exposure to cadmium decreases bone density indirectly through hypercalciuria resulting from renal tubular dysfunction. Objective: We sought evidence for a direct osteotoxic effect of cadmium in ...