Jail time increases odds of hypertension, researchers find

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Former prison inmates are more likely than those who have never been incarcerated to have high blood pressure as young adults and to develop a dangerous thickening of the heart’s left ventricle, according to an article in the New York Times.

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Sandeep Junnarkar is the founder and editorial director of Family Lives Behind Bars.