A new research at the Brown University, Rhode Island has suggested that higher
education might benefit the heart and the brain, especially in case of females.
Scientists have found that when compared to people who finished education in
teenage, people who went to college had lower blood pressure (BP) as they aged.
People with a master's degrees or doctorate were benefited the most.
Researchers studied the systolic blood pressure in about 4,000 people. They
compared these findings in men and women who had completed less than 12 years
or more than 15 years of education and found that the blood pressure readings
in women who were better educated were 3.26 mmHg lower than those who were less
educated, while it was found that in men this reading was 2.6 mmHg lower. The
reading did not change much even if the factors that influenced the BP like
medication, smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity were adjusted. The
readings were reduced to 2.86 mmHg in women and 1.25 mmHg in men.
Study leader Eric Loucks said, "Low
educational attainment has been demonstrated to predispose individuals to
high strain jobs, characterized by high levels of demand and low levels of
control, which have been associated with elevated blood pressure."According to the Blood Pressure Association, high
blood pressure or hypertension doubles the risk
of dying from a heart attack or stroke. The
new finding suggests that good education could save your