Hypertension and high blood pressure
Francine is a current National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow and a former National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Heart Foundation Early Career Fellow. She's also a senior lecturer and head of the hypertension research group in the Monash University School of Biological Sciences. Her research interests include finding new therapies and early markers to prevent cardiovascular disease, in particular high blood pressure and heart failure. Her research has shown that a diet rich in fibre is able to lower blood pressure and improve heart function through the modulation of the bacteria in our gut.Read more about Francine Marques's research
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A healthy gut to ease the pressure
Research is looking at the role a high-fibre diet can play in reducing hypertension.