Insulin-mediated sympathetic stimulation: role in the pathogenesis of obesity-related hypertension (or, how insulin affects blood pressure, and why).


Thus, the evidence summarized here supports an important role for insulin and the sympathetic nervous system in the pathogenesis of obesity-related hypertension. Is it possible that insulin-mediated sympathetic stimulation contributes a pro-hypertensive effect in non-obese as well? It seems possible in young borderline hypertensives where sympathetically… (More)