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Newswise: Researchers Discover New, Treatable Pathway Known to Cause Hypertension in Obese People

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Researchers Discover New, Treatable Pathway Known to Cause Hypertension in Obese People

Johns Hopkins Medicine

There’s no question that as body weight increases, so too does blood pressure. Now, in a study of mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have revealed exactly which molecules are likely responsible for the link between obesity and blood pressure. Blocking one of these molecules — a signaling channel that’s found in a tiny organ on the side of your neck — effectively lowers blood pressure in obese mice, the researchers reported recently in the journal Circulation Research.

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26-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718919

Flavoring Ingredient Exceeds Safety Levels in E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco

Duke Health

A potential carcinogen that has been banned as a food additive is present in concerningly high levels in electronic cigarette liquids and smokeless tobacco products, according to a new study from Duke Health.

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12-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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