Knowing Someone Who Faced Discrimination May Affect Blood Pressure

An NPR segment reported on a “study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure.

The genetic markers ‘seem to interact with’ being close to someone who has experienced racial discrimination, says Connie Mulligan, an anthropologist at the University of Florida who published the findings in the journal PLoS ONE.”

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One Comment on “Knowing Someone Who Faced Discrimination May Affect Blood Pressure

  1. I want to be the first to confirm that it does for the official personal record. When examining the network of oppressive systems most African-Americans face: microaggressions, implicit bias, impoverished communities, discrimination, joblessness, mass incarceration, racial profiling and the host of other offenses which occur every day. Is there another explanation?

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