Keeping Your Home Too Cool May Lead To Higher Blood Pressure

Keeping the thermostat on 72F/23C may not be the best for your electric/gas bill, but it may do wonders for your health, as a recent study from the University College London has found that cooler indoor temperatures are linked to higher blood pressure; as published in the Journal of Hypertension.

For indoor temperature the researchers determined for every single degree Celsius drop diastolic blood pressure jumps up about 0.45mmHg, and systolic blood pressure rises on average of 0.48 mmHg. Diastolic blood pressure means the pressure between beat; and systolic blood pressure means the pressure in your blood vessels when the heart beats; a blood pressure under 120/80 mmHg is considered normal.

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