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Curr Hypertens Rep. 1999 Feb-Mar;1(1):42-50.

Gene-environment interactions in hypertension.

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Laboratory of Molecular Medicine and Cellular Biology of Hypertension, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, 3850 St. Urbain Street, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1T8, Canada.

Abstract

Environmental factors such as stress, diet, and physical activity have long been recognized as playing an important role in the pathogenesis of essential hypertension. Individuals may vary in their response to these factors depending on differences in genes determining physiologic systems that mediate the response. In this article we discuss gene-environment interactions that contribute to the development of essential hypertension (environmental susceptibility to hypertension) and those that are involved in control of the disease (pharmacogenetics).

PMID:
10981041
DOI:
10.1007/s11906-999-0072-z
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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