G6PD deficiency: its role in the high prevalence of hypertension and diabetes mellitus.

@article{Gaskin2001G6PDDI,
  title={G6PD deficiency: its role in the high prevalence of hypertension and diabetes mellitus.},
  author={R S Gaskin and D Estwick and Rajeshwar Peddi},
  journal={Ethnicity & disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={749-54}
}
Hypertension and diabetes mellitus represent increasing threats to the health of many populations. For reasons not completely understood, the prevalence of these diseases is higher in some ethnic groups than in others. The key to this puzzle may rest with the interplay of a defect of an enzyme-mediated process and the environment. Oxidative stress and impairment of synthesis or release of nitric oxide (NO) are being regarded as causative factors in the pathogenesis of hypertension, diabetes… CONTINUE READING
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