Too much estrogen may cause high blood pressure

( — Too much estrogen in the body over an extended period of time can lead to increased blood pressure, according to a new study.

Michigan State University researchers said that long-term estrogen exposure generates excessive levels of a compound known as superoxide, which causes stress in the body.

The accumulation of the compound happens in an area of the brain that is essential to regulating blood pressure, which suggests to the researchers that estrogen-induced buildup causes high blood pressure.


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