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Large Families May Take Toll on African Americans

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by Julia Mitchem

Having lots of family members in social circles may be harming the health of African Americans, UF researchers show.

African Americans with larger families who have to provide emotional and financial support have higher blood pressure than any other racial group, said Kia Fuller, a 27-year-old UF doctoral genetics and genomics student.

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