Research conducted at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh showed that middle-aged and older people have a lower instance of hypertension when they devote time to helping others through volunteerism.

Those who reported participating in volunteer work for a minimum of 200 hours each year during the initial meeting in 2006 were determined to be 40 percent less likely to end up with elevated blood pressure at the second meeting than their peers.

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