80s hits prove to be hair raising
PEOPLE should listen to tunes from the 1980s but steer clear of techno if they want to reduce stress and keep their hair for longer.
In a study, 1,500 Brits listened to music from a range of genres to see how it affected their heart rates.
Researchers found that 80s numbers such as Club Tropicana by Wham! and Take On Me by A-ha were the most relaxing, with a 30% reduction in heart rate.
Techno tunes, however, like ’90s hits Children by Robert Miles or Born Slippy by Underworld, sent heart rates soaring.
This makes them more likely to cause stress and anxiety, which can lead to hair loss in men.
Dr Omer Avlanmis, of hair transplant specialist veraclinic.net, which ran the study, said: “The results may seem surprising on first inspection, but they make a lot of sense.
“The upbeat, party-like sounds of 80s pop hits can induce the release of endorphins and serotonin in the brain, both increasing happiness and calm.”