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Higher blood pressure recorded during the pandemic

(KYMA, KECY) - A new study found U.S. adults saw higher blood pressure readings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Researchers studied data of more than 464,000 people for three years, from 2018 to 2020.

They found the blood pressure readings appeared to be significantly higher during the pandemic in April through December of 2020 compared with in 2019.

Several factors can contribute to a rise in blood pressure, including weight gain, alcohol consumption, sodium consumption, and sleep.

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April Hettinger

April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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