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February 28, 2011

Education lowers risk of Hypertension!

Exams may be unwanted for students but education is boon to people in disguise to live a longer life. A study claims that highly educated people are at lower risk of developing hypertension.

According to the US researchers, education also plays a key role to decrease the alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity that lead to cardiovascular disease. The study conducted on the medical records of almost 4,000 patients in the 30-year long Framingham Offspring Study found that education lowers the risk of heart attack & high blood pressure.

The study published in the Journal BMC Public Health found that people with highly educated having masters or doctorate degree had significantly lower blood pressure as compared to people who had dropped their high school education. The lead author of the study Eric Loucks, who is an assistant professor of public health at Brown University in Rhode Island said that hypertension is one of the factor to develop heart disease.

Education is proved to help out people not only mentally but also reducing the other addiction like alcohol & smoking. In the study, educated people were found having a lower body mass index (BMI), less smoking & drinking than men with less education.

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