Does Sunlight Lower Blood Pressue?

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POSTED: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 3:22pm

Living in the RGV may be good for your blood pressure, at least that's the focus of one interesting article by Maggie Fox of NBC News. 

"Just 20 minutes of ultraviolet A (UVA) sunlight lowered blood pressure by a small but significant amount in 24 volunteers, they report in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Further checks suggest the sun does this by increasing levels of nitric oxide, a chemical linked to blood flow.

Read the full article here...

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