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Unhappy social life may lead to hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke.

STUDY: Participants in the Health and Retirement Study, a multi-year survey of 1,502 healthy adults ages 50 and over, reported on how often they experienced negative interactions (exchanges or behaviors that involved excessive demands, criticism, disappointment or other unpleasantness) with their partners, children, other family members and friends.

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