Anger management = lower blood pressure

(UPI) — High school students taught anger and stress management demonstrated less anger and lower blood pressure, U.S. researchers say.

Dr. Vernon A. Barnes, physiologist at the Institute of Public and Preventive Health at Georgia Health Sciences University, said the 10-week program could fit easily into the high school curriculum and give students a lifetime of less anger and lower blood pressure.

The study involved 86 ninth-graders in Augusta, Ga., taught anger and stress management by health and physical education teachers, who were compared to 73 of their peers who received no intervention.

The study, published in the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine, found among the 30 percent of participants with higher blood pressures, the diastolic measure — the bottom number reflecting pressure inside blood vessels when the heart is relaxed and filling with blood — decreased about 2 points.


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