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Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease risk in an African population in transition: the prospective urban and rural epidemiology (PURE) study
(Medpharm Publications, 2010)
Objective: There is evidence showing a cardioprotective effect of light to moderate alcohol consumption in many populations. Whether alcohol consumption reduces cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in an African population ...
Relationships of alcohol intake with biological health outcomes in an African population in transition: the transition and health during urbanisation in South Africa (THUSA) study
Objective: Because present recommendations on alcohol intake are based mainly on evidence of beneficial effects in populations of developed countries, this study examines biological effects of alcohol consumption in an ...
Coping and metabolic syndrome indicators in urban black South African men: the SABPA study
(Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2010)
Urbanisation is associated with obesity, hypertension anddevelopment of the metabolic syndrome (MS). We aimed toassess the use of different coping styles and their influenceon increases in MS indicators and target end-organ ...
Serum calcium revisited: associations with 24-h ambulatory blood pressure and cardiovascular reactivity in Africans
Sub-Saharan Africans face an increasing burden of hypertension. Although controversial, recent experimental evidence strongly suggests that serum calcium contributes to elevated blood pressure through increased vascular ...