Letters: Dec. 27, 2004

Your report on high blood pressure is both a timely and critical message for every American [Dec. 6]. In your article, you remarked on the role that nitric oxide plays in relaxing blood vessels. When I shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1998 for my research on the role of nitric oxide in cardiovascular health, I knew we had only begun to understand the importance of this unique molecule. Nitric oxide is critically important in reducing blood pressure and promoting total cardiovascular health. I am convinced by my ongoing research that reduced levels of nitric oxide production in the body...

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