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Association between dietary adherence, anthropometric measurements and blood pressure in an urban black population, South Africa
Objectives: The aim was to determine participants’ dietary adherence by calculating a diet adherence score based on the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)-style diet; (2) to determine if there was an association ...
Distinct inflammatory mediator patterns in young black and white adults: the African-predict study
Objective Inflammatory mediators have been implicated in the early stages of cardiovascular disease development, including hypertension. Since global reports reflect a higher hypertension prevalence in black than white ...
Growth differentiating factor-15 and its association with traditional cardiovascular risk factors: the African-PREDICT study.
Background and aims Growth differentiating factor-15 (GDF-15) is a stress-induced and cardio-protective cytokine, reported to be influenced by a number of cardiovascular risk factors. In older adults, GDF-15 associated ...
Ethnicity and arterial stiffness
Early vascular aging reflects increased arterial stiffness of central blood vessels at young chronological ages and powerfully predicts cardiovascular events and mortality, independent of routine brachial blood pressure ...
Microvascular function in non-dippers: potential involvement of the salt sensitivity biomarker, marinobufagenin-the African-PREDICT study
Suppressed nighttime blood pressure dipping is associated with salt sensitivity and may increase the hemodynamic load on the microvasculature. The mechanism remains unknown whereby salt sensitivity may increase the ...
The Exercise, Arterial Modulation and Nutrition in Youth South Africa Study (ExAMIN Youth SA)
(Frontiers Media, 2020)
Background: The impact of a sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle on cardiovascular health is well-documented, however the current obesity and hypertension trends among children is concerning. The ExAMIN Youth SA study aims ...