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Walkable cities reduce blood pressure and hypertension risk, study finds

Research finds significant link between the walkability of a city and the blood pressure and hypertension risk of the people who live there The largest-ever study of the link between city walkability and blood pressure has been held up as evidence of the “intangible value of urban design” in improving long-term health outcomes, say researchers. The study of around 430,000 people aged between 38 and 73 and living in 22 UK cities found significant associations between the increased walkability of a neighbourhood, lower blood pressure and reduced hypertension risk among its residents.
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