Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Researchers Discover New, Treatable Pathway Known to Cause Hypertension in Obese People

Newswise imageThere'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.