Dr Francine Marques

Institute: Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
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Current Project

Food supplement as treatment for high blood pressure

The blood pressure of two thirds of hypertensive patients is uncontrolled. One of the reasons for this is low compliance as anti-hypertensive medication has several undesirable side effects.

Evidence from our group has emerged that the association between fibre intake and lower blood pressure and cardiovascular mortality may be due to…

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Current Project

Finding early biomarkers for the prevention of heart failure

Heart failure is a common progressive disease where the heart in unable to pump an adequate amount of blood. It is a common cause of death in ageing populations. After age, the most important cardiovascular risk factors for heart failure are high blood pressure and an abnormal heart enlargement. Both…

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