Wearing A Necktie Could Be Bad For Your Health

It may be time to ditch the tie. The latest research, published in the journal Neuroradiology, has found that this particular garment restricts blood flow to the brain, putting some wearers at risk of headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Ties have been around for a very long time, thousands of years, while it serves no functional purpose in the 21st century, a suit and tie have become shorthand for professionalism. The University Hospital Holstein in Germany, scanned the brains of 15 otherwise-healthy men before and after they wore a tie. Next, they did the exact same thing with 15 additional men, only this time with no tie. When the results came in, the team could see that the tie-wearers experienced an average dip in blood flow to the brain of 7.5 percent. In contrast, absolutely no decline in blood flow was observed in the control group. For an otherwise healthy individual, this effect is really no big deal, it could be more problematic for those who already have a below-average blood flow rate . Given the fact that studies have also shown that ties are, essentially, “germ factories” with little to no functionary purpose, it may be time to chuck the tie for good. Alternatively, there are always clip-ons….Ed

Source:Rosie Mcall /Photo: Electric Styles

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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