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Inflammation and salt in young adults: the African-PREDICT study
Purpose Low-grade inflammation and a diet high in salt are both established risk factors for cardiovascular disease. High potassium (K+) intake was found to counter increase in blood pressure due to high salt intake and ...
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 ...
Nitric oxide-related markers link inversely to blood pressure in black boys and men: the ASOS and African-PREDICT studies
Nitric oxide plays an important role in maintaining endothelial function, while increased oxidative stress may lead to nitric oxide inactivation and cardiovascular disease. If nitric oxide biosynthesis/bioavailability is ...
Retinal vessel caliber and caliber responses in true normotensive black and white adults: the African-PREDICT study
Purpose Globally, a detrimental shift in cardiovascular disease risk factors and a higher mortality level are reported in some black populations. The retinal microvasculature provides early insight into the pathogenesis ...
Leptin and the retinal microvasculature in young black and white adults: the African-PREDICT study
Background Leptin is a vasoactive peptide that has been linked to diseases associated with macrovascular deterioration. What is still uncertain is its involvement in the microvasculature. Since microvascular changes are ...
Adiposity and physical activity are related to heart rate variability: the African-PREDICT study
Background Physical inactivity contributes significantly to the development of obesity‐related cardiovascular disease. Adiposity may lead to reduced heart rate variability (HRV), whereas increased physical activity (PA) ...