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

Oct. 25, 2023—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.

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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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Cardiovascular research pioneer Inagami mourned

Mar. 16, 2023—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.

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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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Is drinking tea good for your gut?

Jan. 19, 2023—Microbiome profiling of older Chinese adults showed that tea drinking changed the diversity and abundance of some bacteria in men but not women — effects that may contribute to a reduced risk of hypertension.

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VUMC mourns loss of noted hypertension expert Elijovich

Oct. 28, 2022—Fernando Elijovich, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, died in Nashville on Oct. 21. He was 77.

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Researchers discover how salt increases blood pressure

Aug. 17, 2022—A Vanderbilt research team has discovered that activation of a certain protein complex involved in the inflammatory response in immune cells contributes to salt-sensitive hypertension.

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VUMC renewed as a Comprehensive Hypertension Center

Jun. 2, 2022—The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Hypertension Center has been awarded renewal of the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification,

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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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Impact of digital health interventions

Jan. 31, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers test and recommend statistical approaches to study the association between engagement with digital health interventions and clinical outcomes.

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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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