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IGF-1 and NT-proBNP in a black and white population: the SABPA study
Background Black populations exhibit lower concentrations of the cardioprotective peptide, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), and are more prone to develop hypertensive heart disease than whites. We therefore determined ...
Nitric oxide synthesis capacity, ambulatory blood pressure and end organ damage in a black and white population: the SABPA study
Nitric oxide (NO) synthesis capacity is determined by the availability of substrate(s) such as l-arginine and the influence of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitors, asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and symmetric ...
Exploring the link between serum peroxides and angiogenesis in a bi-ethnic population from South Africa: the SAfrEIC study
Background: Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a fundamental role in angiogenesis, and in turn, angiogenic growth factors also affect ROS. Angiogenesis and ROS are intricately involved in vascular deterioration. Since ...
Inflammation and salt in young adults: the African-PREDICT study
Purpose Low-grade inflammation and a diet high in salt are both established risk factors for cardiovascular disease. High potassium (K+) intake was found to counter increase in blood pressure due to high salt intake and ...