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Unhealthy Gut Microbes Linked to Cause Hypertension

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According to researchers, microorganisms in the intestines were found to be involved in the development of hypertension in rats. A group of hypertensive fats was compared to non-hypertensive rats, and prior to a course of antibiotics, microbiota material was removed from each group. Following the antiobiotic regimen, the microbiota material from one group was introduced to the opposite group. The group given hypertensive microbiota developed high blood pressure. Read more at Science Daily.