n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Perspectives on hyperhomocysteinaemia and arterial atherosclerosis : editorial




Extracted from text ... Recent observations on vasculopathy have re-emphasised the high prevalence of risk factors including smoking, diabetes mellitus, systemic hypertension and a low ratio of mean high-density lipoprotein to total cholesterol.1 A controlled study of this ratio was carried out on 34 black South Africans and the conclusion was drawn that there is a need for community and clinical studies, especially among this ethnic group. It was shown amongst Afro-Americans 20 or 30 years ago that as their socio-economic status changed, their lipid profiles altered. While these observations are undoubtedly valid, we believe that insufficient attention is given to at least one ..


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