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Study Links Hypertension To Fibroid Devt

A new study by researchers in the United States has found that women with untreated hypertension had a 19 per cent greater risk for a new fibroid diagnosis compared with those without hypertension. The findings are published in ‘JAMA Network Open’.

The study was led by Susanna D. Mitro, PhD, research scientist at the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland, California Results show that those with treated hypertension had a 20 per cent lower risk for a new fibroid diagnosis than women without hypertension.

Hypertensive women taking medications for their condition had a 37 per cent lower risk of developing fibroids compared with hypertensive women who could have been taking medication but were not. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor prescriptions specifically carried a 48 per cent lower risk for fibroid development, reported the ‘Medscape.’

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