Plasma homocysteine concentration and blood pressure in young adult African Americans.

  title={Plasma homocysteine concentration and blood pressure in young adult African Americans.},
  author={Rajani V Dinavahi and Nicole Cossrow and Harvey Kushner and Bonita E Falkner},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  volume={16 9 Pt 1},
BACKGROUND An association of plasma homocysteine concentration ([Hcy]) with cardiovascular events has been described, but the role of [Hcy] in the early phase of cardiovascular disease is uncertain. The purpose of this study was to determine whether [Hcy] is related to blood pressure (BP) or other risk factors in African Americans, a population at high risk for cardiovascular disease. METHODS This cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of premenopausal African American women (N = 119… CONTINUE READING


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