Previous studies from our lab have shown that the composition of the gut microbiota in animal models of hypertension, such as the SHRSP (spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone) rat model, is different from that in animals with normal blood pressure.
The researchers also have shown that transplanting dysbiotic gut microbiota from a hypertensive animal into a normotensive one (one having a healthy blood pressure) results in the recipient developing high blood pressure.
This result told us that gut dysbiosis is not just a consequence of hypertension, but is actually involved in causing it.
Find all the details of this study in the journal Circulation Research.
Release date: 29 April 2021
Source: Baylor College of Medicine