Robby Berman
June 13 2021

  • Calcium and potassium are involved in the regulation of blood pressure, but one new study suggests that zinc may also have a part to play.
  • The researchers made this discovery accidentally while they were investigating zinc’s role in rat brain function.
  • If additional research validates the study’s conclusion, the findings could eventually lead to new drugs for controlling hypertension, or high blood pressure.

Doctors use a variety of strategies to help people manage hypertension. When exercise and dietary measures, such as increasing potassium intake and reducing salt intake, are not enough to keep blood pressure within acceptable limits, many drugs are available.

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