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Smoking and vascular dysfunction in Africans and caucasians from South Africa
(Clinics Cardive, 2011)
Background: Smoking is an important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, with limited research having been done in Africans. We aimed to determine the association between smoking and measurements of vascular ...
The relationship between adiponectin, ageing and renal function in a bi-ethnic sample
Ageing is associated with elevated adiponectin levels. Our aim was to assess whether age-related increase in adiponectin is associated with a decrease in renal function. The study comprised African (N = 277) and Caucasian ...
Arterial stiffness profiles: investigating various sections of the arterial tree of African and caucasian people
(Informa healthcare, 2011)
In Africans, arterial stiffness progression seems more pronounced compared to Caucasians. We compared the arterial stiffness profiles of different age groups and focused on muscular arteries and two more central arterial ...