Ethnic differences in arterial responses and inflammatory markers in Afro-Caribbean and Caucasian subjects.

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OBJECTIVE Small vessel disease is more common in Afro-Caribbeans than Caucasians. We investigated underlying differences in metabolic, inflammatory, and vascular responses that may predispose Afro-Caribbeans to small vessel pathology. METHODS AND RESULTS Seventy-eight Afro-Caribbeans aged 35-75 years, with no vascular disease or medications, were compared… (More)

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