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Friday, March 07, 2008

Hope over high blood pressure jab

A team from the Swiss biotechnology firm Cytos found the vaccine against a hormone in the blood significantly cut blood pressure, the Lancet reported.

The jab was tested on 72 patients with high blood pressure and it was found to work without serious side-effects.

The researchers and independent experts said the findings were promising but large-scale trials were now needed.

High blood pressure, which affects a quarter of all adults, doubles the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke and is blamed for 60,000 deaths a year in UK. [for more click on the heading]


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