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“We’re studying why people who are obese become hypertensive,” Dr. Schreihofer said of one aspect of her work. “We believe this is due to something about the obese state: We don’t know what that is, but we’re starting to rule things out.” Indeed, the Schreihofer laboratory has already answered one question: Does hypertension occur because the brain loses its ability to sense that the blood vessels are stretching under high pressure? In a study with obese rats, they found the rats’ brains could sense the stretch but still became hypertensive, eliminating that mechanism as a possibility.

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    Blood vessel,Education,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,Brain,Life Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110607195002333T,Teacher-centered/traditional instruction,Tutorial or self-directed instruction,Student-centered instruction,Cardiovascular

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