Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 27th, 2003
The protein is vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). In recent years, scientists have studied VEGF for its influence on vessel growth in tumors and other diseases. They have learned that in the presence of hypoxia, or limited oxygen, VEGF levels rise. Now, medical investigators from several institutes across the U.S. have reported hypoxia, as indicated by a rise in VEGF levels in the cerebrospinal fluid...
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