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Study finds 500 new blood pressure genes

An analysis of the genomes of more than 1 million people of European ancestry, conducted by several of the world’s leading genomic centers, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has identified more than 2,000 independent genetic signals for blood pressure.

Study to explore link between salt taste sensitivity and salt intake, hypertension and genetic variations in individuals of African descent

A new study will explore the link between salt taste sensitivity and salt intake, blood pressure, hypertension, and genetic variations in individuals of African descent.

Magnesium deficiency and blood pressure

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.

Kenneth Reynolds weighed 780 lbs., and his body was shutting down. Vanderbilt Weight Loss Center gave him back his life.

Coming up: going fishing with his grandchildren

Cardiovascular research pioneer Inagami mourned

Tadashi Inagami, PhD, DSc, Vanderbilt University Professor of Biochemistry, emeritus, who helped characterize the biochemical basis for hypertension, heart failure and vascular disease, died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 13 after a brief illness. He was 92.

Sex-specific regulation of kidney signals

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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