Evolution of blood pressure regulation in humans.

  title={Evolution of blood pressure regulation in humans.},
  author={Jeffery Young},
  journal={Current hypertension reports},
  volume={9 1},
The human propensity for hypertension is a product, in part, of our evolutionary history. Adaptation to climate, first in Africa and then throughout the world, has driven our evolution and may have shaped current patterns of hypertension susceptibility. This article reviews human evolution and the impact of climatic adaptation on blood pressure physiology. Evidence suggests that genetic susceptibility to hypertension is ancestral and was magnified during early human evolution. Furthermore… CONTINUE READING