Nose breathing lowers blood pressure, may help reduce risk factors for heart disease

More than half of adults living in the U.S. label themselves as “mouth breathers”—breathing primarily through an open mouth. However, according to new research published in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, breathing through the nose leads to several benefits, including lower blood pressure and other factors that could predict heart disease risk. The study was chosen as an APSselect article for January.

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