About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Blame the Genes Inherited from Your Mum for Hypertension

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on April 2, 2011 at 9:01 PM
Font : A-A+

 Blame the Genes Inherited from Your Mum for Hypertension

High blood pressure (hypertension) could be inherited due to a genetic defect in the mother's genes. This study was conducted on a Chinese family.

According to the study hypertension is passed on to the baby through the mother's mitochondria DNA. The defect takes place when reproductive cells come together for the formation of an embryo. The substitution of a single DNA 'base' for another during replication of mitochondria causes this defect. During the study 15 members of a particular Chinese family were studied who were among the 27 descendants from the same female ancestor. Even after treatment their blood pressure was 140/90 mm Hg. This family was compared with other 341 Chinese people. Eventually scientists found that mother-child inheritance link for high blood pressure was due to mitochondrial inheritance.

Advertisement

This study has been published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.


Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Top 10 Foods for Decreasing DHT Production and Preventing Hair Fall
Alarming Cesarean Section Trends in India - Convenience or Compulsion of Corporate Healthcare
Quiz on Low-Calorie Diet for Diabetes
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Diet and High Blood Pressure Stress and the Gender Divide Silent Killer Diseases Quiz on Hypertension Can Garlic Control High Blood Pressure High Blood Pressure and Herbs Benefits of Blood Pressure Tablets on your Health Fruits to Help Lower Blood Pressure Biofeedback Treatment for Anxiety, Migraine and Blood Pressure 

Most Popular on Medindia

Sanatogen Post-Nasal Drip Color Blindness Calculator Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects A-Z Drug Brands in India Iron Intake Calculator Drug Side Effects Calculator Accident and Trauma Care Vent Forte (Theophylline) Blood - Sugar Chart
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
CONSULT ONLINE WITH A DOCTOR

×

Blame the Genes Inherited from Your Mum for Hypertension Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests