Treatment of hypertension with oral taurine: experimental and clinical studies

  title={Treatment of hypertension with oral taurine: experimental and clinical studies},
  author={Julius D Militante and John B. Lombardini},
  journal={Amino Acids},
 Oral taurine treatment has been studied extensively as a hypotensive agent. Several rat models of hypertension have been used to prove that dietary taurine supplementation can alleviate high blood pressure, among other cardiovascular problems. Experimental models mentioned in this review are the spontaneously hypertensive rat, the DOCA-salt rat, the Dahl-S rat, the renovascular hypertensive rat, the hyperinsulinemic rat and the ethanol-treated rat. The beneficial effects of taurine were also… CONTINUE READING
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