Henry Ford Hospital.

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Oscar A. Carretero, M.D., a hypertension researcher at Henry Ford Hospital, has been awarded a $1.3 million, four year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the mechanisms that control circulation in small blood vessels of the kidney, Improper regulation of these mechanisms causes salt retention. Just like excessive salt retention. Just like excessive salt consumption in the diet, salt retention in the kidneys leads to hypertension. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the nation's most common cardiovascular diseases. It affects approximately 50 million Americans and is one of the main risk factors for...

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