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Nearly 40 percent of the small adrenal tumors that cause big problems with high blood pressure share a genetic mutation that causes patients to retain too much sodium, researchers report.
High blood pressure may in some cases be caused by benign hormone-producing tumors of the adrenal cortex.
A hormone already responsible for increasing blood pressure by prompting the kidneys to retain salt appears to moonlight as a major stimulator of the brain centers that control the vascular system and blood pressure.
Despite having normal blood pressure, U.S. researchers say overweight male teens show signs of heart damage.
By Timonera, Elizabeth R Paiva, Maria Emilia; Lopes, Jose Manuel; Eloy, Catarina; van der Kwast, Theodore; Asa, Sylvia L Adenomatoid tumor and myelolipoma are benign, hormonally inactive tumors that are often incidental findings in the adrenal glands.