Researchers Uncover Genetic Variants Linked to Blood Pressure in African-Americans – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A recent study has uncovered genetic variants related to blood pressure in African-Americans. Dr. Charles Rotimi, at the National Human Genome Research Institute, says the findings may lead to better preventative treatments for high blood pressure, or hypertension.
Rotimi: We hope that this will actually add to our understanding of why people get hypertension specifically also in African Americans and hopefully this can go to the level where we can either do more preventive strategy or actually become a source of understanding the biology and treatment for hypertension in all human population.
Narrator: Over one third of all adults in the United States have hypertension. For more on this study, visit www.genome.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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