A new research study conducted by a team managed by Eric Loucks of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, America, has found higher education may also be good for human heart. Researchers found a correlation between times spent at college campuses and lower blood pressure. The side effect of high blood pressure is mostly related to heart disease.
The Brown University’s study was based on sample of 4,000 participants for duration of 30 years and now being published in the online journal BMC Public Health (click here for a full report in .pdf format via biomedcentral.com).
Researchers utilized measurement to blood pressure with each heartbeat by calculating the average systolic blood pressure (SBP) among the 4,000 men and women.
The team of researchers found women with college degrees had SBP 3.26 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) lower than women with no-college degrees. Men who had spent more times at college campuses had SBP 2.26 mmHg lower than men without college degrees.