80s pop and heavy metal the best genres for lowering blood pressure
'80s pop and heavy metal are the best musical genres for lowering blood pressure and heart rate, Metal Sucks reports on a recent Istanbul study. The study recruited 1,540 adults, ranging in age from 18 to 65, for a series of mental stress tests while listening to music. The '80s pop playlist prompted a blood pressure drop in 96 percent of respondents and a heart rate reduction of 36 percent. A mix of metal classics elicited a decrease in blood pressure among 89 percent of those studied and a reduction in heart rate in 18 percent of the listeners.