Is there an increased heme oxygenase-1 behind the antioxidant effects of green tea on blood pressure and sympathoexcitation reduction?

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Using an animal model of hypertension and sympathoexcitation in which oxidative stress is known to play a key pathogenetic role, Garcia et al.[1] have recently demonstrated that the treatment with green tea, via its vascular and systemic antioxidant properties, improved cardiovascular function in terms of renal sympathetic nerve activity's reduction, arterial baroreceptor function and reduction of blood pressure (BP).

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