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Is the upcoming election hurting your blood pressure?

Friday, October 7, 2016 6:51
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It doesn’t matter where you look or where you go. Every channel, every radio station, every newspaper cover… somewhere, somebody is talking about the upcoming elections. Of course, election time is always a bit frenzied, but this year the race to the top is particularly heated.

As a voter, sharing in the responsibility of choosing a new leader for your country can be scary. What if the majority makes the wrong choice? The added stress along with all those gossips and rumors that come along is just enough to raise your blood pressure! But can it really?

It has been well known that environmental factors can contribute to high blood pressure. So are the presidential debates and election any different? Well, not really.

Presidential debate raises blood pressure

John Tures from Observer decided to test out whether the presidential debates and election could contribute to high blood pressure. To do this, he pulled out his at-home blood pressure meter and tested his blood pressure before the presidential debate started, once again during the debate, and lastly when it was all said and done – 90 minutes later.

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