Author Topic: Mamma Mia! listening to Mozart lowers blood pressure…but ABBA has no impact  (Read 1073 times)

Offline Eric

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Relaxing to a soothing Mozart symphony can lower the blood pressure as much as cutting salt from the diet or exercising, a new study has shown.

But for people concerned about their heart, it might be wise to stay clear of ABBA, which has no impact at all.

Scientists in Germany played Mozart’s Symphony No 40 in g minor, dances by Johann Strauss and songs by ABBA to 60 volunteers, monitoring their blood pressure before and after the experiment.
"The music of ABBA did not show any or only very small effects on blood pressure and heart rate."Hans-Joachim Trappe

They found that Mozart lowered systolic blood pressure (the pressure in blood vessels when the heart beats) by 4.7 mm Hg, Strauss 3.7  mm Hg but the Swedish pop group made no significant difference.

Diastolic blood pressure (when the heart rests between beats) also fell by 2.1 mm Hg for Mozart and 2.9 mm Hg for Strauss.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/06/21/mamma-mia-listening-to-mozart-lowers-blood-pressurebut-abba-has/

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ABBA seems kind of random for this test doesn't it lol but really cool study.