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Frank Kessel, Patricia Rosenfield, and Norman Anderson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195324273

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.001.0001

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 Risk of Hypertensive Heart Disease

 Risk of Hypertensive Heart Disease

The Joint Influence of Genetic and Behavioral Factors

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(p.44) 3 Risk of Hypertensive Heart Disease
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Interdisciplinary Research
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Kathleen C. Light

Susan S. Girdler

Alan L. Hinderliter

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.003.0005

This chapter describes an interdisciplinary research program that studied individual and group differences in the risk for hypertension and heart disease. The differences studied include ones relating to: gender and racial group; family history of hypertension; personality and psychosocial traits like hostility, pessimism, and low social resources; and high versus low cardiovascular and renal responders to lab stressors. Among the findings is that potential behavioral risk factors should be studied in combination with markers of genetic risk for hypertension. The chapter also discusses the factors that encouraged this interdisciplinary research (including access to medical school colleagues and resources and NIH support) and the factors that impeded this work.

Keywords:   interdisciplinary research, hypertension, heart disease, disease risk, gender, racial group, personality traits, lab stressors

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