Student Loan Debt Tied To Hypertension, Poor Mental Health

TIME (6/11, Abrams) reports that a study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University ties student loan debt to hypertension “as well as poor self-reported mental and general health.” For the study, investigators examined “the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, which allowed them to analyze previously existing conditions of debt and health in” some 8,400 young adults. The study’s lead author, Elizabeth Sweet, now “plans to conduct a five-year study funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to further explore the ways various types of debt can impact physical and mental health.”

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— “How Student Loan Debt Hurts Your Health,” Abby Abrams, Time, June 11, 2014.

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