Sexual dimorphism of blood pressure: possible role of the renin-angiotensin system.

@article{Bachmann1991SexualDO,
  title={Sexual dimorphism of blood pressure: possible role of the renin-angiotensin system.},
  author={Jean Bachmann and M Feldmer and Ursula Ganten and G{\"u}nter Stock and Detlev Ganten},
  journal={The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={1991},
  volume={40 4-6},
  pages={511-5}
}
The prevalence of hypertension in men is higher than in women and the onset of this disease is earlier in male than in female subjects. In spontaneously hypertensive rats, males also have higher blood pressures than females. Evidence from epidemiological, physiological, molecular biological and morphological studies concerning this sexual dimorphism is reviewed. We demonstrate that the gonadal steroids testosterone and estrogen have important effects on the gene regulation of the renin… CONTINUE READING

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