The doctors explained why wearing a tie is bad for health

Leslie Hanson
July 9, 2018

Wearing necktie may hamper a person's creative and thinking abilities as it obstructs blood flow.

Study suggests men who wear t-shirts in the office may produce better work. The other patients also were examined, but no tie.

Half of the men were asked to wear open collared comfortable shirts while the other half was asked to wear Windsor-knotted ties which were tightened to cause slight discomfort. Interestingly, the researchers did not notice any statistically significant changes when it came to blood flow in the jugular vein.

A smooth and steady flow of blood to the brain is crucial for all our neurons and cells to continue ticking along, transmitting messages and making it possible to respond instantly to an issue, conundrum or threat.

After scanning the brains of the participants, the researchers found that the ties squeezed the veins where the blood passes through to reach the brain, cutting off circulation by 7.5 percent.

This is not the first time a potential health hazard is associated with wearing ties. As Aunt Minnie further noted, the researchers' methodologies required that the tie-wearing group undergo the baseline scan with a loosened necktie and open collar, the second with the shirt collar closed and the tie tightened, and the third and last one with the necktie loosened and collar button opened.

However this study was very small, only 30 subjects and I'm not convinced that its a compression on the arterial circulation that we're seeing. It impairs brain function, increases the intraocular pressure and promotes the emergence of deadly diseases. Experts said that ties possibly cause the problem because wearing them constricts the jugular vein, the main blood vessels that returns blood from the head towards the heart. Study leader Robin Lüddecke and colleagues write that it is too early to draw definitive conclusions from this study.

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