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Loneliness Raises High Blood Pressure Risk in Elderly

Filed under: Hypertension — Medindia Health News March 19, 2010 @ 10:11 am

image Loneliness may have adverse impact on blood pressure in older adults, a new study reveals. The new study at the University of Chicago shows, for the first time, a direct relation between loneliness and larger increases in blood pressure four years later-a link that is independent of age and other factors that could cause blood pressure to rise, including body-mass index, smoking, alcohol use and demographic differences such as race and income. The researchers also looked ...

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