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Average blood pressure higher in cities with more crime, study shows

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CHICAGO, IL - Living in a high crime city increases blood pressure... even for people in safe neighborhoods.

A new study looked at the effects of a recent violent crime surge in Chicago. It showed people in low-crime communities had greater spikes in blood pressure during this time than those in more dangerous areas.

Researchers say these findings suggest the stress of increased crime can have far-reaching effects.

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