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Hypertension among lower-status employees lingers well into retirement

... jobs tend to have the highest rates. hypertension is diagnosed when blood pressure on the artery ... their working years can clearly be a risk for hypertension after they retire," said senior study author Paul ... open question whether occupations could influence hypertension after retirement, and we wanted to help close ...

System that regulates blood pressure is amiss in some healthy, young blacks

... being presented May 8 at the American Society of hypertension 24th Annual Scientific Program in San Francisco, ... here that could potentially explain difficult hypertension in kids," he says. One of his next steps is ... can be used to help identify those at risk for hypertension and kidney disease. ...

UC Davis bench-to-bedside research: Promising treatment in clinical trials

... of California, Davis to treat diabetes, hypertension and inflammatory has entered Phase II of human ... a key signaling molecule implicated in diabetes, hypertension and inflammatory disorders. "It's an enzyme in ... in the United States. "Both diabetes and hypertension are often associated with vascular inflammation ...

Pulmonary hypertension in children may result from reduced activity of gene regulator

... blood vessels into rigid pipes and the pulmonary hypertension that often results. "These drugs might be ... When a heart defect is the cause, pulmonary hypertension develops the first few weeks after birth, when ... In one of the worst case scenarios, pulmonary hypertension can preclude surgery to repair the heart defect ...

Common gene variants increase risk of hypertension, may lead to new therapies

... associated with an increased incidence of hypertension a significant risk factor for heart attack, ... demonstrated in humans. "It's well known that hypertension can run in families, and a few rare genetic ... But the common genetic basis for the type of hypertension that affects a billion individuals around the ...

LSUSHC researchers find potential new target for hypertension treatment

... 1, 2009 issue of the peer reviewed journal, hypertension , and the cover of the issue features images of ... the United States, about 72 million people have hypertension or High Blood Pressure (HBP). This is about 1 in ... its potential as a target for the treatment of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases," concludes Dr. ...

Researchers may have found why women have an edge on salt-sensitive hypertension

... known to have fewer problems with salt-sensitive hypertension and hypertension in general, but afterward their risks are ... and colleagues report in the February issue of hypertension . Their finding points to the need for gender ...

Hypertension develops early, silently, in African-American men

... that the African American men are developing hypertension early and with little outward sign, according to ... Taken together, the findings suggest that hypertension (high blood pressure) may be developing ... African-American men have higher levels of hypertension than white ....

Severe gestational hypertension may protect against testicular cancer

... Women who experience severe gestational hypertension may give birth to boys at lower risk for ... Sweden, said the protective effect of gestational hypertension may be due to the hormones that are released when ... in pregnancies that develop severe gestational hypertension or preeclampsia, and this lack of estrogens may ...

Grapes may aid a bunch of heart risk factors, animal study finds

... "The inevitable downhill sequence to hypertension and heart failure was changed by the addition of ... that we think are having an effect against the hypertension may be the flavanoids either by direct ... grapes, can do in this particular model of hypertension and heart failure, we would not directly tell ...

New cardiology research presented at CHEST 2008

... TADALAFIL PROVES EFFECTIVE THERAPY FOR PULMONARY hypertension (Tuesday, October 28, 10:30 AM EST) New ... therapy for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Italian researchers randomized 405 ... asleep may be associated with a lower risk of hypertension than researchers once believed. Researchers from ...

Hypertension disparity linked to environment

... the numbers of African Americans living with hypertension compared to non-Hispanic whites with the disease. ... "Our study found that nearly 31 percent of the hypertension disparity among African Americans and ... Commonly referred to as the "silent killer," hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease, ...

High blood pressure takes big toll on small filtering units of the kidney

... and Workshop in Atlanta. One thing is clear: hypertension takes a serious toll on the kidneys and damaged ... during the Sept. 19 meeting. It may be that hypertension changes the attachment of those tethers so they ... of what gets corrupted by diseases such as hypertension and diabetes and maybe how to stop kidney ...

Blood pressure response to daily stress provides clues for better hypertension treatment

... from looking at precursor development of adult hypertension to identifying mechanisms causing pediatric hypertension, a disease that didn't exist when most hypertension textbooks were written, he says. "Our ... determine precisely the cause or causes of your hypertension and optimal ways to target your disease." The ...

A single mechanism for hypertension, insulin resistance and immune suppression

... Many of the 75 million Americans with essential hypertension also develop diabetes and other complications in ... paper published June 30 in the online version of hypertension , Frank DeLano, a research scientist at UC San ... School, wrote in an accompanying editorial in hypertension that the new study will likely be important to ...

Hypertension treatment effective in reversing vascular damage

... WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A hypertension medication called olmesartan medoxomil is ... study's lead investigators and director of the hypertension and Vascular Research Center at Wake Forest ... the current Journal of the American Society of hypertension . The study evaluated the effects of an ...

1/3 of risk for dementia attributable to small vessel disease, autopsy study shows

... of small, cumulative injury that can come from hypertension or diabetes. Dr. Thomas Montine, University of ... effect of multiple small strokes caused by hypertension and diabetes, strokes so small that the person ... methods for preventing complications of hypertension and diabetes are currently available. These ...

Rare genetic mutations protect against hypertension

... with a 60 percent reduction in the risk of hypertension at age 60. The findings, reported in the April ... in FHS subjects aged 40-60, a time of life when hypertension manifests itself and can pose serious health ... 60 percent reduction in their risk of developing hypertension and have significantly lower blood pressure than ...

APS names 2 minority outreach fellows

... African-American, is a postdoctoral fellow in the hypertension and Vascular Research Center at the Wake Forest ... she studies the impact of fetal programming on hypertension and cardiovascular physiology, motivated by her ... in the African-American population with regard to hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Gwathmey plans to ...

Study identifies warning signs of pregnancy danger

... stress could indicate that pregnancy-induced hypertension is reaching life-threatening levels, found Temple ... and gestational hypertension, pregnancy-induced hypertension occurs at about 20 weeks in 6 percent to 8 ... you dont know what to about it. Gestational hypertension is diagnosed when there is high blood pressure ...

Understanding hypertension in African Americans proves elusive

... much of it can contribute to the development of hypertension because it causes the kidney to retain salt. ... 40 percent of African Americans have hypertension the highest rate of any racial or ethnic group ... 35 Caucasians and African Americans with hypertension found that aerobic exercise training program ...

A 'heart healthy' diet and ongoing, moderate physical activity may protect against cognitive decline

... Officer at the Alzheimer's Association. Dietary Approaches to Stop hypertension (DASH) Eating Pattern May Reduce Age-Related Cognitive Decline The Dietary Approaches to Stop hypertension (DASH) diet is often recommended by physicians to people with high blood ...

New evidence of how high glucose damages blood vessels could lead to new treatments

... narrowing of the vessels, researchers reported at the American Society of hypertension 24th Annual Scientific Program in San Francisco during a joint session ... the University of Sao Paulo working with Dr. Tostes. An animal model of hypertension seemed to confirm the finding that the more O-GlcNAc, the more blood ...

Researchers identify a molecule that increases the risk of cardiac insufficiency

... of heart functions. The research project, published in the journal hypertension , is part of a project of the "Red Europea de Excelencia en Hipertensin y Enfermedades Cardiovasculares" [European Network of Excellence in hypertension and Cardiovascular Diseases], in which research groups from Belgium, the ...

Translating the conversation between the brain and blood vessels

... sympathetic nervous activity, which contributes to many forms of hypertension (high blood pressure). Her Medical College of Georgia laboratory studies ... Indeed, the Schreihofer laboratory has already answered one question: Does hypertension occur because the brain loses its ability to sense that the blood vessels ...

Laughter remains good medicine

... Orleans. The Study A group of 20 high-risk diabetic patients with hypertension and hyperlipidemia were divided into two groups: Group C (control) and ... started on standard medications for diabetes (glipizide, TZD, metformin), hypertension (ACE inhibitor or ARB)) and hyperlipidemia (statins). The researchers ...

Laughter remains good medicine

... Orleans. The Study A group of 20 high-risk diabetic patients with hypertension and hyperlipidemia were divided into two groups: Group C (control) and ... started on standard medications for diabetes (glipizide, TZD, metformin), hypertension (ACE inhibitor or ARB)) and hyperlipidemia (statins). The researchers ...

Cutting salt isn't the only way to reduce blood pressure

... and potassium intake during two phases of a study known as the Trials of hypertension Prevention. They collected 24-hour urine samples intermittently during an ... cardiovascular disease. Whelton was national chair of the Trials of hypertension Prevention. Those with the highest sodium levels in their urine were 20 ...

Researchers describe protease inhibitor that may aid in diabetic retinopathy treatment

... Foundation (JDRF), is published in the February 2009 issue of the journal hypertension . In the published study, led by Edward P. Feener, Ph.D., an ... edema, a leading cause of visual impairment associated with diabetes. hypertension is a known risk factor for the development of retinopathy. ASP-440 was ...

'Stroke Belt' deaths tied to non-traditional risk factors

... in the Annals of Neurology study is that the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension was up to five percentage points higher in the Southeast. That means interventions to reduce geographic disparities in diabetes and hypertension including boosting diabetes screening rates and follow-up care could ...

F-MARC funds more 'soccer and health' research

... of football and jogging for young and middle-aged men and women with hypertension and other life style-related diseases. The studies were conducted well ... whether regular football training is as efficient in the treatment of hypertension as standardized medical treatment for untrained middle-aged men. ...

Better understanding of blood vessel constrictor needed to harness its power for patients

... "These endothelin-1 receptors are logical targets for drugs to treat hypertension because of their key role in vasoconstriction, but the targets are moving ... that can block these receptors with the idea they can be used in hypertension and heart failure. In animal models, they worked well," she says. But in ...

LSUHSC's Lazartigues awarded $1.2 million grant

... can increase blood pressure by acting in the brain and on blood vessels. hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases are currently treated with drugs ... brain and how it alters the angiotensin system during the development of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. "This grant represents national ...

Yale study shows how rare genes have big impact on blood pressure

... a large part in the development of common yet complex diseases such as hypertension also has implications for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as ... general had lower blood pressure and a 60 percent lower risk of developing hypertension by the time they were 60 than the general population. A major question ...

Promising new drug targets identified for Huntington's disease

... that a number of FDA-approved drugs for treatments such as migraine and hypertension are able to stimulate autophagy in fruit flies and zebrafish through ... to regulate autophagy. Similarly, clonidine, currently used to treat hypertension or migraine, appears to work on autophagy by decreasing levels of cAMP, a ...

JCI table of contents: Aug. 16, 2007

... rheumatoid arthritis, can cause hypertension. Exactly why NSAIDs cause hypertension is not clear because they inhibit the generation of several soluble ... show that inhibitors of the prostaglandin E2 receptor EP1 reduce hypertension in rats. Consistent with this, mice lacking EP1 were protected from the ...

ADA releases updated position paper on vegetarian diets

... with health advantages including lower blood cholesterol levels, lower risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure levels and lower risk of hypertension and type 2 diabetes, according to ADA's position. "Vegetarians tend to have a lower body mass index and lower overall cancer rates. Vegetarian diets ...

UC Davis grant zeroes in on novel asthma diagnosis and treatment

... of the basic causes of asthma." The enzyme is involved in the metabolism of arachidonic acid, a key signaling molecule implicated in diabetes, hypertension and inflammatory disorders, Hammock explained. "It's an enzyme in the same arachidonic biochemical pathway where many other common ...

MCG researcher among first to receive NIH stimulus funding

... members: Dr. Peter Buckley, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior, Dr. Harold Szerlip, professor in the Sections of Nephrology, hypertension and Transplantation Medicine and Pulmonary Disease, and Dr. John Catravas, director of the MCG Vascular Biology Center and senior associate dean for ...

3-D kidney atlas created for researchers and physicians

... 4.5 million people suffer from renal disease. The elderly are disproportionately affected, as the disease frequently develops as a consequence of hypertension and diabetes. However, renal disease is a condition that also affects children, who are often born with congenital renal anomalies. In ...
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