Longer exposure to traffic congestion increases both systolic and diastolic BP


eMediNexus    14 January 2018

Results of a comparative cross-sectional study in Lebanon show higher average systolic (142 vs 123 mm Hg) and diastolic (87 vs 78 mm Hg) blood pressures in drivers exposed to traffic congestion compared with those who were not exposed. Also, among persons exposed to traffic congestion, longer exposure time was associated with higher systolic and diastolic blood pressures. The study is reported in the December 2017 issue of The Journal of Clinical Hypertension.

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