3.28.2006

Loneliness Can Raise Blood Pressure
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Loneliness is a major risk factor in increasing blood pressure in older
Americans, and could increase the risk of death from stroke and heart disease, new research at the University of Chicago shows. Scholars found that lonely people have blood pressure readings that are as much as 30 points higher than in non-lonely people, even when other factors such as depressive symptoms or perceived stress are taken into account.



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