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N-terminal prohormone B-type natriuretic peptide and cardiovascular function in Africans and Caucasians: the SAfrEIC study
Background This study compared NT-proBNP levels and the association with cardiovascular markers between Africans and Caucasians from South Africa. Methods This cross-sectional study involved 201 Africans and 255 Caucasians ...
Carotid cross-sectional wall area is significantly associated with serum leptin levels, independent of body mass index: the SABPA studyent of body mass index: the SABPA study
(Japanese Society of HypertensionNature Publishing Group, 2012)
Hypertension and obesity are serious health burdens in sub-Saharan Africa. Urbanized Africans seem to be more susceptible to the development of these diseases than Caucasians. Current research suggests that leptin may be ...
Defensive coping, urbanization, and neuroendocrine function in Black Africans: the THUSA study
Dissociation between b-adrenergic behavioral and physiological defensive active coping (AC) responses was associated with cardiometabolic risk in urban but not rural African males. Whether this is partly driven by underlying ...
Ethnicity-specific differences in L-arginine status in South African men
(Nature Publishing Group, 2012)
The aetiology for an increasing incidence of hypertensive cardiovascular disease amongst Africans in southern Africa is unclear. Hypertension may be induced by inadequate release of L-arginine-derived nitric oxide impairing ...