Lower altitude relieves high blood pressure

By Palden Nyima in Lhokha, Tibet | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-07-31 14:12
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Primary school students greet a reporter in the new settlement near Tibet's Gonggar county. [Photo by Palden Nyima/chinadaily.com.cn]

Although they have moved into new homes, the families' livelihoods remained tied to the former ones. They operate a cooperative in which herders take turns managing the yaks and sheep there, and all share the income at the end of the year.

"Relocating from extreme high altitude areas to lower places is a good thing for both the environment and people's heath," Norbu Dawa said, noting his blood pressure improvement.

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