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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 ...
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 ...