Serum sialic acid, a reputed cardiovascular risk factor, is elevated in South Asian men compared to European men.

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Serum total sialic acid (TSA) has recently been reported as a cardiovascular risk factor, but whether there are racial differences is not known. One hundred and twenty-four healthy young subjects (62 women and 62 men) were studied. Their age was 20.7 [0.9] years and they were matched for body mass index (BMI). Sixty-eight were of South Asian origin (37… (More)

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