Lactic Acid Metabolism in Hypertensive Patients

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Science  11 Jun 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3676, pp. 1482-1484
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3676.1482


In patients (93) with either essential or renal hypertension the concentration of lactic acid in both venous and arterial blood was significantly (p 〈 .001) elevated, whereas there was no significant increase (p 〈 .127) in the concentration of blood pyruvate. Neither renal insufficiency nor various modes of therapy could be correlated with this increase in lactic acid.