Researchers Uncover Genetic Clues to Blood Pressure – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters.
Levy: High blood pressure is one of the most important causes of cardio-vascular disease.
Narrator: That’s Dr. Daniel Levy of the Framingham Heart Study and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. He says about a quarter of the adult population in the U.S. has high blood pressure, representing roughly 70 million people.
Levy: We know that lowering blood pressure is beneficial. And we know that high blood pressure treatment can reduce the high blood pressure levels and reduce risk for cardio-vascular disease complication.
Narrator: High blood pressure can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. For details on hypertension, and more about medical research, visit www.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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