A genetic predisposition to hypertension?

  title={A genetic predisposition to hypertension?},
  author={David S. Geller},
  volume={44 1},
Hypertension is a major public health problem, and yet, the molecular mechanisms underlying hypertension are poorly understood in the majority of patients. A complex disorder, both environmental and genetic factors predispose individuals to hypertension. Whereas we know much about environmental factors, such as salt intake and exercise, that affect blood pressure, we know less about genetic factors that predispose individuals to hypertension. In recent years, there has been great progress in… CONTINUE READING