Neckties could reduce blood flow to the brain
Is your tie killing you? This study suggests that it might.
According to astudy published in June in the medical journal Neuroradiology, wearing a necktie leads to a decrease in cerebral blood flow, which allows blood to enter the brain.
Decreased blood flow to the brain can create a myriad of health problems including brain ischemia, which can cause blindness, speaking impairments and unconsciousness.
The study, led by a group of German researchers, was comprised of thirty volunteers who were divided in two groups. Both groups underwent an MRI: One with a necktie on, one without a necktie.
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It was revealed that neckties squeezed the arteries of those wearing the neckties, reducing the level blood flowing to the brain. The amount of cerebral blood flow was a statistically significant decrease of 7.5 percent for those wearing neckties than those who did not.
Although 30 volunteers isn’t a significant sample size to completely retire your tie collection, the study reveals that wearing a tie could lead to future health problems.
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