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Prolonged Exposure to Low-dose Radiation Elevates Risk of Hypertension

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Prolonged Exposure to Low-dose Radiation Elevates Risk of Hypertension

When you think about high blood pressure and hypertension, chances are you imagine common risk factors such as your diet, family history and any pre-existing conditions.

Well, new research found there is another risk factor that may not be as obvious: Exposure to low doses of radiation. Researchers evaluated study participants who were exposed to radiation and found them at an increased risk for high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease. Whether you are exposed to radiation at work or during medical testing and treatment, it is an important risk factor to consider and avoid. Check out Cardiovascular Business for even more.