95% of hypertension is of an unknown cause. Really?!

It’s common medical understanding that ‘the primary cause of hypertension is unknown in 95% of cases’.

This has always seemed puzzling. How is one of the most common conditions affecting people, of an unknown cause?!

The PreKure Faculty think they’re onto something to explain this “unknown” reason and it could be linked to carbohydrate and hyperinsulinaemia.

Our faculty George Henderson, Grant Schofield and Catherine Crofts this week had their views published in Listener magazine highlighting Dr David Unwin’s research showing the blood-pressure-lowering effect of a low carbohydrate diet.

Dr David Unwin and his colleagues have put type 2 diabetes into long-term remission in 40 cases within one practice and their research provides insight into ‘essential hypertension’.

Listen in as George explains is it likely that many, perhaps most, of the 95% of apparently inexplicable cases of hypertension could be explained, and treated if the fasting triglyceride-to-HDL ratio was examined as an indicator of the excessive insulin response that promotes sodium retention.


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