Pathway between brain and blood pressure identified

New York: In a finding that may lead to improved treatments for hypertension and heart failure, scientists have uncovered a new pathway through which the brain uses a little-known steroid to control blood pressure.

“This research gives us an entirely new way of understanding how the brain and the cardio-vascular system work together,” said co-principal author John Hamlyn, a professor of physiology at the University of Maryland’ School of Medicine in the US.

This new pathway works together with the nervous system pathway to control the function of arteries and thereby contributes to high blood pressure.

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