Chronic Stress Linked to High Bood Pressure Risk for African Americans

Updated November 7, 2019

George E. Matthews, MD, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted about a New York University study focused on African Americans, which finds that living with moderate or high stress levels year after year may increase the risk of high blood pressure, especially in women. “Further research is needed to identify which psychosocial stressor may be contributing to the risk among women,” said Matthews, who was not involved with the study.