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Tag: Blood pressure

Salivary Bioscience News

Salivary Uric Acid May Be Associated with Cardiovascular Health Risks in African Americans

Salivary uric acid: Associations with resting and reactive blood pressure response to social evaluative stress in healthy African Americans. Author: Woerner J, et al. (2018), Psychoneuroendocrinology. ABSTRACT: High levels of uric acid are associated with greater risk of stress-related cardiovascular illnesses that occur disproportionately among African Americans. Whether hyperuricemia affects biological response to acute stress remains largely […]

Salivary Bioscience News

Latent trait salivary cortisol & stress-related cardiovascular risk factors

Salivary latent trait cortisol (LTC): Relation to lipids, blood pressure, and body composition in middle childhood Author: Yeung EW, et al (2016), Psychoneuroendocrinology. Adversity experienced early in life has the potential to influence physical health later in life. The stress-health relation may be partially explained by stress-related effects on cardiovascular risk factors. This study explored […]