Blood pressure variation in blacks: genetic factors.

@article{Grim1996BloodPV,
  title={Blood pressure variation in blacks: genetic factors.},
  author={Clarence E. Grim and Miguel T Robinson},
  journal={Seminars in nephrology},
  year={1996},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={83-93}
}
Persons of African descent living in the Western hemisphere, including African Americans, have the highest prevalence of hypertension in the world. Debate continues as to whether it is their African ancestry or the Western environment that is more important in increasing the prevalence of hypertension in the African Diaspora above that of indigenous Africans as well as of fellow inhabitants in the Western hemisphere. Current data support that hypertension in African Americans, like that in… CONTINUE READING

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