In the late 1960’s researchers discovered a naturally produced “factor” that would relax the blood vessels. They named it endothelium derived relaxing factor (EDRF). After considerable research, it was later discovered that EDRF was a simple molecule containing one atom of nitrogen and one atom of oxygen produced locally by the blood vessels, and was more correctly called nitric oxide (NO). This discovery eventually culminated in three researchers winning the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1998; sadly one of the key researchers, Salvador Moncada, was overlooked by the Nobel Committee. Who says there are no politics in science?Cardiovascular Disease (CVD),
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