Blue Flame, Genes, and Blood Pressure

Scientists have made a causal association between hydrogen sulfide and lower blood pressure. Mice lacking a regulatory gene involved in producing the gas are therefore gene-deficient and don't produce a normal quantity of the gas, and as a result, appear to suffer from inflammation of the blood vessels that leads to high-blood pressure.

It is theorized that humans may have the same weakness, and that hydrogen sulfide, a gas with the odor of rotten eggs, is a natural regulator of blood pressure vis-a-vis its impact on vascular tissues.

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