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Left ventricular mass independently associates with 24-hour sodium excretion in young masked hypertensive adults: the African-PREDICT study
Background Due to the known contribution of excess sodium intake on elevations in blood pressure, salt reduction regulations are being introduced in countries all over the world. To study the contribution of sodium intake ...
Assessing tobacco use in an African population: serum and urine cotinine cut-offs from South Africa
Background Cotinine, a nicotine metabolite, is used to measure tobacco use and exposure, but recommended cut-offs to differentiate tobacco users from those exposed through the environment range from 3 to 58 ng/ml in serum, ...
The oxidative stress profile and its relation to vascular function in a bi-ethnic cohort: the SABPA study
Oxidative stress and inflammation has been implicated in arterial stiffness, and hypertension development. Oxidative stress may interfere with normal vascular function by inactivation of NO and/or the production of ...
Morning blood pressure surge in young black and white adults: the African-PREDICT study. Correction to this article: Journal of human hypertension (2019) 33:172. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41371-018-0121-7
An exaggerated morning blood pressure surge (MBPS) has independent predictive value for cardiovascular mortality and is suggested to be prevalent in elderly hypertensive patients: men and white populations. To better ...
Morning blood pressure surge relates to autonomic neural activity in young non-dipping adults: the African-PREDICT study
Background It is well established that an exaggerated morning blood pressure surge (MBPS) is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease development in hypertensive individuals. However, in non-dipping ...
Iron loading, alcohol and mortality: a prospective study
Background & aims The relationship between total body iron and cardiovascular disease remains controversial and information absent in black sub-Saharan Africans in whom alcohol consumption tends to be high. The level of ...