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The African prospective study on the early detection and identification of cardiovascular disease and hypertension (African-PREDICT): design, recruitment and initial examination
Background: Globally hypertension is stabilising, but in sub-Saharan Africa the incidence of hypertension remains on an increase. Although this might be attributed to poor healthcare and ineffective antihypertensive ...
Leptin and the vasculature in young adults: the African‐PREDICT study
Background and aim Information regarding the effect of leptin on the vasculature in young healthy adults at risk for cardiovascular disease development is limited. We therefore examined the associations between measures ...
Retinal vessel caliber and vessel reaction to light flicker in true normotensive young healthy black and white adults: the African-PREDICT study
A detrimental shift in cardiovascular disease risk factors and a higher mortality level are reported in some black populations. The retinal microvasculature provides insight into the pathogenesis of systemic vascular ...