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Sunlight may boost heart health

Ultraviolet rays cause short-term drop in blood pressure, which if prolonged could lower risk for heart attack.

Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 17:26
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High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of heart disease and stroke.

New research has found that exposure to the sun appears to result in a short-term drop in blood pressure. If that effect could be prolonged, it could result in a reduced risk of heart attack or stroke.

Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports from Doha.

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