Beyond Mars and Venus: Three Ways Gender Can Affect your Blood Pressure

Much of what we know about human health and disease comes from studies in male animals. However, researchers are finding that for blood pressure control, what’s true for male animals is not necessarily true for females. One in three adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure (hypertension) and of those, only half have their … Continue reading Beyond Mars and Venus: Three Ways Gender Can Affect your Blood Pressure

Why the Y Difference in High Blood Pressure?

One in three adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure (hypertension). Although men and women are just as likely to develop hypertension during their lifetimes, men younger than 45 have hypertension more often than women that age do. Scientists wondered if this difference is because the male hormone testosterone affects physiological processes differently than … Continue reading Why the Y Difference in High Blood Pressure?