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Self-reported alcohol intake is a better estimate of 5-year change in blood pressure than biochemical markers in low resource settings: the PURE study
(Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2014)
Background: Despite criticism of self-reported alcohol intake, it is a valuable tool to screen for alcohol abuse as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. We aimed to compare various self-reported estimates of alcohol ...
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: ...
Relationship of coagulation and fibrinolytic variables with arterial structure and function in Africans
Introduction Although both coagulation and fibrinolysis are associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) the underlying nature and pathways of many of these associations are still unclear. Our aim was to determine which ...
Mortality and morbidity in relation to changes in albuminuria, glucose status and systolic blood pressure: an analysis of the ONTARGET and TRANSCEND studies
(Springer Verlag (Germany), 2014)
Aims/hypothesis Urinary albumin excretion is a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease. It is uncertain whether improvement from microalbuminuria or deterioration from normoalbuminuria over time in patients with differing ...
Associations of suPAR with lifestyle and cardiometabolic risk factors
Background: Soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), a novel indicator of low-grade inflammation, is associated with cardiovascular disease and mortality in the general population, while an unhealthy ...