Dr Julie Karand | Exploring Factors Linked to Arterial Stiffness in Tanzanian Adults

Jul 19, 2023 | health and medicine

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The arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to all parts the body. Arterial stiffness, which describes the rigidity of the arteries’ walls, has been shown to increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death across the globe. As such, investigating the factors linked to arterial stiffness is critical, as it could help doctors to identify those at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘Sex-dependent correlates of arterial stiffness in Tanzanian adults’, in Tropical Medicine & International Health, doi.org/10.1111/tmi.13676  


For further information, you can connect with Dr Julie C. Karand at juliek@udel.edu

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