Bruce E Blanchard

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BACKGROUND Dietary calcium intake and the renin angiotensin system (RAS) regulate blood pressure (BP) by modulating calcium homeostasis. Despite similar BP regulatory effects, the influence of dietary calcium intake alone and combined with RAS polymorphisms on the BP response following acute aerobic exercise (i.e., postexercise hypotension) has not been(More)
BACKGROUND The metabolic syndrome (Msyn) affects about 40% of those with hypertension. The Msyn and hypertension have a common pathophysiology. Exercise is recommended for their treatment, prevention and control. The influence of the Msyn on the antihypertensive effects of aerobic exercise is not known. We examined the influence of the Msyn on the blood(More)
We compared the genetic and clinical profile of men who lower and do not lower blood pressure (BP) after acute aerobic exercise. Volunteers were 45 men (Mean ± SEM, 43.5 ± 1.5 yr) with high BP (145.7 ± 1.5/85.7 ± 1.1 mmHg). They completed three experiments: nonexercise control and two cycle exercise sessions at 40% and 60% peak oxygen consumption, and were(More)
A common silent single nucleotide polymorphism (393 T>C) in exon 5 of the guanine nucleotide-binding protein system subunit (GNAS) gene associates with hypertension, and altered autonomic nervous system function and response to-blockade. We examined the effects of GNAS 393 T>C on the acute post-exercise BP response among 48 Caucasian men (mean ± SEM,(More)
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