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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 ...
Sympathetic nervous activity, depressive symptoms, and metabolic syndrome in black Africans: the sympathetic activity and ambulatory blood pressure in Africans study
(Taylor & Francis, 2012)
The aim of this study was to examine the association between sympathetic nervous activity, depressive symptoms, and metabolic syndrome in a sample of black and Caucasian Africans. The sample consisted of healthy men and ...
Exploring soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor and its relationship with arterial stiffness in a bi–ethnic population: the SAfrEIC–study
Introduction: Elevated soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) indicates an inflammatory state caused by conditions such as HIV and cancer. Recently suPARwas identified as an indicator of ...
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 ...
Greater cardiovascular reactivity to a cold stimulus is due to higher cold pain perception in black Africans: the sympathetic activity and ambulatory blood pressure in Africans (SABPA) study
Objective: To evaluate the role of pain perception and pain stimulus components for blood pressure responses to stress in the black and the white African population with hypertension. Basic methods: Cardiovascular regulation ...
Metabolic syndrome indicators and target organ damage in urban active coping African and caucasian men: the SABPA study
(George Thieme, 2012)
Psychosocial stress relating to an urban environment or acculturation increases the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). The objectives of this study were firstly to indicate and compare differences regarding appraisal ...