Associations of cholesterol and glucose with cardiovascular dysfunction in black Africans: the SABPA study.

@article{Lammertyn2011AssociationsOC,
  title={Associations of cholesterol and glucose with cardiovascular dysfunction in black Africans: the SABPA study.},
  author={Leandi Lammertyn and Rudolph Schutte and Aletta Elisabeth Schutte and Hugo Willem Huisman and Johannes Marthinus van Rooyen and Nicolaas Theodore Malan and Carla M. T. Fourie and Leon{\'e} Malan},
  journal={Clinical and experimental hypertension},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={159-66}
}
The aim was to determine whether blood glucose or cholesterol is the more prominent contributor to cardiovascular dysfunction in 101 African men and 99 African women. We measured ambulatory daytime blood pressure (BP), carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), and determined blood glucose and lipids in serum. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) (p = 0.002) and HDL: total cholesterol (HDL:TC) (p ≤ 0.001) were significantly lower, while serum glucose (p ≤ 0.001) was significantly higher in… CONTINUE READING

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