New Study Suggests Link Between Chronic Estrogen Exposure and High Blood Pressure

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For many years doctors believed the estrogen women consumed in the form of oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) pills was good for their patients’ hearts. Recent studies however have shown that long-term exposure to estrogen can be a danger to women as it has been associated with high blood pressure, a key link to heart- and brain-attacks (strokes). Although the process by which estrogen induces high blood pressure in females is unclear, Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have found that long-term estrogen exposure generates excessive levels of a compound, superoxide, which causes stress in the body.  Click here to view this article.

Results are published in the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology

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