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Defensive coping facilitated a smaller cortisol-to-estradiol ratio and a higher hypertension risk: the SABPA study
(Taylor & Francis, 2018)
Objectives: Taxing psychosocial stress and defensive coping have been associated with hypoactivity in cortisol, a vasoconstrictive agent. Estradiol has vasodilatory properties with cardio- and neuroprotective effects. It ...
The relationship between cortisol, C-reactive protein and hypertension in African and Causcasian women: the POWIRS study
(Clinics Cardive Publishers, 2012)
Research on the roles that C-reactive protein (CRP) and other risk factors such as cortisol and obesity play in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in African and Caucasian women has become increasingly imperative ...
Blunted neuro-endocrine responses linking depressive symptoms and ECG left ventricular hypertrophy in black Africans: the SABPA study
(Wolters Kluwer, 2014)
Objective: Chronic psychosocial stress as experienced in an urban environment plays an important role in the aetiology of depression-related cardiovascular risk. It is uncertain whether acute mental stress responses aggravate ...
Defensive coping and renovascular disease risk. Adrenal fatigue in a cohort of Africans and Caucasians: the SABPA study
Background: Defensive coping is an established cardiovascular risk factor in Africans. Additionally, chronic, excessive or inadequate hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPAA) stress responses could either increase or ...