Leaving segregated neighborhoods reduces blood pressure for blacks

http://ift.tt/2qkiGPQ When African Americans moved to less segregated neighborhoods, their systolic blood pressure readings dropped between one to five points, reports a new national study. This is the first study to look at the longitudinal effects of living in less segregated areas on blood pressure and to compare the effect within the same individuals. The drop in blood pressure, likely related to less violence and stress, means fewer heart attacks and strokes.

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