Renin–Angiotensin system genetic polymorphisms and brain white matter lesions in older Australians
background White matter lesions (WMLs), seen as hyperintensities on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging brain scans, are common in the brains of healthy older individuals. They are thought to be related to cerebral small vessel disease and to have a genetic component to their aetiology, and hypertension is thought to be an important risk factor. Genetic polymorphisms in hypertension-related genes may therefore be associated with the formation of WMLs. methods In this study, a sample...[Show more]
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|Source:||American Journal of Hypertension, 27.9 (2014): 1191-1198|
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