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Chronic distress and acute vascular stress responses associated with ambulatory blood pressure in low-testosterone African men: the SABPA Study
(Nature Publishing Group, 2014)
It is known that low testosterone (T) and high cortisol levels are associated with hypertension as well as with chronic stress, linking stress with elevated blood pressure (BP). However, the association between acute ...
Evaluation of waist-to-height ratio to predict 5 year cardiometabolic risk in sub-Saharan African adults
(Open Access, 2014)
Background and aims Simple, low-cost central obesity measures may help identify individuals with increased cardiometabolic disease risk, although it is unclear which measures perform best in African adults. We aimed to: ...
8-Oxo-7,8-dihydro-2’-deoxyguanosine, reactive oxygen species and ambulatory blood pressure in African and Caucasian men: the SABPA study
(Taylor & Francis, 2014)
Various studies indicate a relationship between increased oxidative stress and hypertension, resulting in increased DNA damage and consequent excretion of 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2’-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG). The aim of this study ...
Cardiometabolic markers to identify cardiovascular disease risk in HIV-infected black South Africans
Background. The prevalence of HIV is the highest in sub-Saharan Africa; South Africa (SA) is one of the most affected countries with the highest number of adults living with HIV infection in the world. Besides ...
Urinary albumin excretion from spot urine samples predict all-cause and stroke mortality in Africans
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
BACKGROUND: Increased urinary albumin excretion reflects general vascular damage and predicts adverse cardiovascular and renal outcomes. Albuminuria can be determined from easily collected spot urine samples, especially ...
Compromised bioavailable IGF-1 of black men relates favourably to ambulatory blood pressure: the SABPA study
Objectives Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) has potent endothelial-protective, anti-platelet and anti-thrombotic activities, and also exerts mitogenic and proliferatory actions on vascular smooth muscle cells. Conflicting ...