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Most can lower blood pressure by reducing salt, even those on BP drugs: study

Nov. 13, 2023—New research shows nearly everyone can lower their blood pressure, even people currently on blood pressure- reducing drugs, by lowering their sodium intake.

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Magnesium deficiency and blood pressure

Jun. 26, 2023—Dietary magnesium depletion in a mouse model activated inflammatory pathways and molecules that promote hypertension, suggesting that increased magnesium consumption may be beneficial for reducing the prevalence of hypertension.

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Sex-specific regulation of kidney signals

Mar. 2, 2023—Links between estrogen signaling and sodium excretion by the kidney could help explain a reduced risk of hypertension in females versus males.

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VUMC researchers upend dogma about vasopressin production

Jan. 5, 2023—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that vasopressin, which has long been thought to be produced only in the brain, is also produced in the kidney.

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Genetics and blood pressure

May. 19, 2022—Including polygenic risk scores for blood pressure may improve predictive models to identify people at risk for treatment-resistant hypertension.

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High blood pressure genes improve heart surgery survival in children

Mar. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have found that children with a genetic makeup that predicts high blood pressure as adults are more likely to survive congenital heart defect repair surgery.

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Tea drinking and high blood pressure

Oct. 14, 2021—Habitual tea drinking is associated with a slightly higher risk of hypertension in middle-aged and older Chinese adults, which warrants confirmation by long-term intervention studies, researchers say.

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Heat for hypertension in autonomic failure

May. 25, 2021—Heat therapy could offer a novel nonpharmacologic approach for treating the overnight hypertension that affects patients with autonomic failure.

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Genetic ancestry and hypertension risk

Apr. 29, 2021—Racial disparities in hypertension risk are due in part to genetic differences between ancestries, Vanderbilt investigators find in a study of participants in the Million Veteran Program.

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Mitochondrial stress and hypertension

Jan. 12, 2021—Oxidative stress and toxic products called isolevuglandins in mitochondria play a role in endothelial dysfunction and hypertension — and getting rid of them with a special “scavenger” molecule has therapeutic potential.

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Salt, immune cells and hypertension

Aug. 20, 2020—Excess dietary salt activates immune cells to induce inflammation and hypertension, supporting current recommendations for low sodium consumption.

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Kirabo receives award from American Heart Association

Jul. 29, 2020—Annet Kirabo, DVM, MSc, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, is receiving the 2020 Harry Goldblatt Award for Early Career Investigators from the American Heart Association (AHA).

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