A new study has shown that mental stress is harder on a woman’s heart than a man’s heart. During the study, men and women underwent several mental stress inducing exams. It showed that the blood flow to the men’s heart increased as stress increased and that women did not have any increase in blood flow. For more information on this study please review the article below by Kathleen Doheny from WebMD
Mental Stress is Harder on Women than Men
Coping with mental stress may be harder on a woman’s heartthan a man’s, according to new research.
Men and women given the same stressful math problem all had an increase in blood pressure and heart rate while solving it, as expected, says researcher Chester Ray, PhD, professor of medicine and cellular and molecular physiology at Penn State’s College of Medicine in Hershey.
Normally, when heart rate and blood pressure rise, blood flow to the heart muscle increases so it can work harder, Ray says.
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