Insulin-like growth factor-1 and cardiometabolic function : a bi-ethnic population study
Koegelenberg, Anna Susanna Elizabeth
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In this thesis the cardiovascular protective role of IGF-1 was confirmed. Attenuated IGF-1 among black South Africans are linked to the metabolic syndrome and a marker of vascular endothelial damage. Furthermore, on a cardiac level, other factors such as systolic blood pressure may have a greater contributory role in cardiac pathology than IGF-1 among blacks.
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