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Expert examines contribution of aldosterone in obesity-related hypertension

October 24, 2014

BOSTON — At the Cardiometabolic Health Congress, Colleen M. Majewski, MD, discussed the link between elevated aldosterone and obesity-related hypertension, and how knowledge of this association factors into the management of patients.

“We know that there is a link between hypertension and obesity, and there appears to be a link between hypertension [and obesity] and higher levels of aldosterone. And, generally, all components of the renin-angiotensin system appear to be up-regulated when patients have obesity. So, how does this factor into our management of patients?” Majewski, from the endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism section at University of Chicago Medicine, said.

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