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University of Cambridge Scientists Discover a Curable Cause for Some Cases of High Blood Pressure



8/5/2013 7:19:27 AM

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Five per cent of high blood pressure cases are caused by small nodules on hormone gland; now scientists have developed a scan which enables rapid diagnosis. Scientists have identified small, benign nodules in the hormone-producing adrenal gland which commonly cause high blood pressure (hypertension). If diagnosed at a young age, the nodules (small tumours) can be easily removed - avoiding the need for a life-time of blood pressure drugs. The research was published today, 04 August, in the journal Nature Genetics.

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