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Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 and large artery structure and function in young individuals : the African-PREDICT study
(North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2015)
Motivation - In sub-Saharan Africa, the burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is increasing at an alarming rate. This may be due to the rapid urbanisation of traditional black populations, leading to lifestyle changes ...
Vascular and metabolic profile of 5-year sustained hypertensive versus normotensive black South Africans
Motivation - A close association exists between hypertension and arterial stiffness. Whether the increased arterial stiffness seen in hypertensives are due to structural or functional adaptations in the vasculature is ...
The relationship between physical activity and risk factors for non-communicable diseases of a population in transition : the PURE study
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases of lifestyle, cause the greatest burden of disease globally. The major risk factors for NCDs are hypertension, hyperglycaemia, high cholesterol, tobacco ...