Researchers Uncover Genetic Clues to Blood Pressure – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Previous attempts to identify genes associated with blood pressure have met with limited success. But a new study found eight. Dr. Daniel Levy of the Framingham Heart Study and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute notes: this study included more than 29,000 people.
Levy: And in each individual, we measured on average about 500,000 different genetic test results. And when you take those numbers of test results into 30,000 people, this represents an enormous amount of information.
Narrator: Understanding which genes cause high blood pressure may allow for better individualize treatment in the future. For details on this, 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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