SUMMARY: Identification of 32 novel genetic variants associated with high blood pressure.
DESCRIPTION: High blood pressure, also called hypertension, contributes to many diseases, especially cardiovascular conditions such as heart attack and stroke. Genetic factors are thought to play a role in determining a person’s risk of developing this condition. This genome-wide association study examined over 140,000 individuals of European ancestry to identify genetic variants associated with hypertension. The study identified 107 variants, of which 32 were novel. Most of these genetic variants were in or near genes that are active in vascular tissues.
DID YOU KNOW? Exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, as well as reducing sodium and caffeine intake can help prevent hypertension. [SOURCE]
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HBP-ASSOCIATED VARIANTS: rs112184198, rs55780018, rs10922502, rs13112725, rs3820068, rs139385870, rs11643209, rs13238550, rs35199222, rs6595838, rs9859176, rs13420463, rs6911827, rs9888615, rs6487543, rs8016306, rs10059921, rs78648104, rs1011018, rs9549328, rs7562, rs12941318, rs894344, rs2467099
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