Researchers Uncover Genetic Clues to Blood Pressure – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Results from a study published online in the journal Nature Genetics, may hold significant promise for diagnosing hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Levy: We may be able to come up with new approaches for picking up high risk people.
Narrator: Dr. Daniel Levy, is with the Framingham Heart Study and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Levy: Clearly our study shows that there are many genes involved in blood pressure regulation; and abnormalities in many of these genes can contribute to high blood pressure. Understanding which genetic variance results in someone’s high blood pressure may allow us to better individualize a given patient’s treatment.
Narrator: Effective medications for lowering blood pressure are currently available. For details on the study, 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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