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Leptin relates to prolonged cardiovascular recovery after acute stress in Africans: the SABPA study
Background and aims Heightened cardiovascular reactivity and delayed recovery to stress are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Africans, who are more prone to develop hypertension, show greater ...
Cardiac troponin T as early marker of subclinical cardiovascular deterioration in black hypertensive women
Background Hypertensive heart disease is a rising concern, especially among black South African women. As high sensitivity cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is a marker of cardiomyocyte damage, we determined the potential link ...
Associations between dietary salt, potassium and blood pressure in South African adults: WHO SAGE Wave 2 Salt & Tobacco
Background & aims In June 2016, South Africa implemented legislation mandating maximum sodium levels in a range of processed foods with a goal of reducing population salt intake and disease burden from hypertension. Our ...
Recent advances in understanding hypertension development in sub-Saharan Africa
Consistent reports indicate that hypertension is a particularly common finding in black populations. Hypertension occurs at younger ages and is often more severe in terms of blood pressure levels and organ damage than in ...