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Religion Doesn't Help Lower Blood Pressure, Study Suggests
Date:5/1/2011

es," he added.

"But, there's been research on both sides -- positive and negative," said Whiteson, adding that it's definitely an area that needs further research.

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting, the findings should be viewed as preliminary until they are published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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To learn more about what you can do to control high blood pressure, visit the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

SOURCES: Amy Luke, Ph.D., associate professor, department of preventive medicine and epidemiology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine; Jonathan Whiteson, M.D., assistant professor, and director, Cardiac and Pulmonary Wellness and Rehabilitation Program, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City; April 30, 2011, presentation, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine spring meeting


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