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A significant decline in IGF-I may predispose young Africans to subsequent cardiometabolic vulnerability
(Oxford Univ Press, 2010)
Objectives: Low serum IGF-I is an independent risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. These noncommunicable diseases are extremely common in urban black South Africans, but their IGF-I concentration is unknown. ...
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 ...
Adipokines and cardiometabolic function: how are they interlinked?
Objective Adipokines contribute directly to the coexistence of insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction. Most studies focus on a single adipokine. We therefore investigated the independent relationships of leptin, ...
Dimethylarginines: their vascular and metabolic roles in Africans and Caucasians
Objective Alarming increases in hypertension and type 2 diabetes among Africans accentuate the need to identify factors that could serve as targets for prevention or treatment. In Caucasian populations, asymmetric ...