Wearing ties hamper productivity in office; here's why

Ученые Галстуки представляют смертельную опасность для мужчин

Interestingly, the researchers did not notice any statistically significant changes when it came to blood flow in the jugular vein.

30 men were recruited, 15 wearing a neck tie and 15 with an open collar shirt. 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. Cerebral blood flow figures were similar across all three scans for those in the control group.

The two groups were given a set of three MRI scans, with the men in the open-collared shirt group going through the last two MRI scans without a tie.

Results of the brain scans or MRIs showed that those who wore the ties had a 7.5 percent less blood flow to their brains.

The team of scientists included 30 healthy male participants (average age around 24 years) in their study and scanned their brains. Once the ties were loosened in these individuals, the third MRI showed that a 5.7 percent deficit in blood supply remained.

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.

Lack of adequate blood supply to vital areas of the brain can cause damage to the areas of the brain and also reduce the functional capacity of the brain as has been seen from earlier studies.

In 2003 a study suggested intraocular pressure could rise with the wearing of tight ties, worsening glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness.

"If the patient consistently were to wear a tight necktie as a normal preference in daily life, this could lead to a sustained increase in IOP and could predispose to the development of glaucomatous optic neuropathy, thereby rendering a tight necktie a risk factor as well as a confounder of accurate IOP measurement", the researchers wrote in their study.

Related News:

  • 'Federer is Picasso but I am an artist,' claims Mannarino

    'Federer is Picasso but I am an artist,' claims Mannarino

    I created more chances in the second set and was always able to stay pretty clean on my own service game. The 36-year-old Swiss served out the match with an ace out wide, winning in one hour and 45 minutes.
    Wales Confirm Wayne Pivac As Successor To Warren Gatland

    Wales Confirm Wayne Pivac As Successor To Warren Gatland

    The Mail on Sunday understands that Pivac, who coaches the Scarlets, has moved ahead of Dave Rennie on the candidate shortlist. WRU chairman Gareth Davies and chief executive Martyn Phillips host a scheduled press conference later.
    Jamie Foxx won't face charges over alleged 'd**k slap'

    Jamie Foxx won't face charges over alleged 'd**k slap'

    Allison Hart , Foxx's attorney, told TMZ last month that he "emphatically denies that this incident ever occurred". The statute of limitation in sex crimes such as the one mentioned has far exceeded its time limit of three years.
  • Selena Gomez Is All Smiles After Justin Bieber's Engagement

    Bieber proposed to model girlfriend Hailey Baldwin in the Bahamas over the weekend, just a few weeks after getting back together with her.
    Sacha Baron Cohen Gets Dick Cheney to Sign a ‘Waterboarding Kit’

    Sacha Baron Cohen Gets Dick Cheney to Sign a ‘Waterboarding Kit’

    That's right, Cohen got a former American vice-president to sign his waterboard kit. "Sure", Cheney replies, signing the kit. All signs are pointing to the much-talked-about series Cohen has in the works.
    Hartley unhurt after high speed crash

    Hartley unhurt after high speed crash

    The team is reportedly looking into his teammate Pierre Gasly's vehicle to understand what went wrong ahead of the qualifier. The New Zealander reported on team radio that he is fine and walked away to the medical centre.
  • Oprah‚ Beyoncé‚ Jay-Z headed to SA for Global Citizen Festival

    The festival will be celebrated over 6 months in line with the United Nations sustainable development goals. The Global Citizen is a movement that focuses on poverty and aims to end world poverty by 2030.
    Paris Saint-Germain 'eye £240m Philippe Coutinho swoop'

    Paris Saint-Germain 'eye £240m Philippe Coutinho swoop'

    Paris Saint-Germain want to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona , according to Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo . At the 2018 World Cup, Coutinho reached the quarterfinals, where the Brazilians lost to the Belgian squad 1-2.
    Bookstore owner calls police after customer confronted Steve Bannon

    Bookstore owner calls police after customer confronted Steve Bannon

    A Virginia business owner says he was forced to call police after a customer confronted Steve Bannon inside his bookstore. The mother urged the scandal plagued EPA head to resign.
  • Travis Pastrana Lands 3 Of Evel Knievel's Legendary Jumps

    Travis Pastrana Lands 3 Of Evel Knievel's Legendary Jumps

    The first stunt takes aim at at Knievel's 1973 jump over 50 stacked, crushed cars, lined up 18 abreast, for 120 feet at the L.A. The second jump had Pastrana recreating a stunt Knievel performed at King's Island in OH , when he jumped 14 Greyhound buses.
    Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer bagels and beats Adrian Mannarino

    Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer bagels and beats Adrian Mannarino

    Federer has won a staggering 20 Grand Slam titles and is bidding to secure his ninth triumph at Wimbledon this week. The 38-year-old American, last year's runner-up, was the oldest women's singles entrant in 2018.
    Indian court upholds death sentences over 2012 gang-rape

    Indian court upholds death sentences over 2012 gang-rape

    The Delhi rape case pertains to the gang rape of a paramedical student on 16 December 2012 , which triggered nationwide protests. The accused appealed to the supreme court , which eventually delivered its judgment confirming the death penalty in May 2017 .


Most liked

UK foreign minister Boris Johnson resigns over Brexit discord
European Council President Donald Tusk said it was unfortunate the whole "idea of Brexit has not left together with David Davis". The staunchly pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Andrea Jenkyns tweeted: "Fantastic news.

Roberto Martinez calls for fearless Belgium performance against France
They are staging a campaign to reach a World Cup tournament final, and may be to lift the trophy for the first time. Sean Wagner-McGough's take: After picking Belgium to upset France , I'm taking Croatia to upset England.

Polar fitness app exposed location of soldiers and government agents
If that wasn't bad enough, many Polar users are publicly sharing their full names and providing a profile picture. Polar produces fitness tracking watches and hardware, all of which connect to its app Polar Flow.

More than 200 sickened by parasite with symptoms including 'explosive' bowel movements
The two cases from MI reportedly purchased the vegetable tray in Wisconsin and therefore MI is not impacted from this outbreak. FDA is now reviewing distribution and supplier information related to the vegetable trays; the investigation is ongoing.

England fans celebrate as team make it to semi-final
The last time England reached the semis was in 1990 in Italy, when they lost out to Germany in a penalty shootout. We've been playing well, we're learning and we're all enjoying it.

Priyanka Chopra's next Bollywood film to be called 'The Sky Is Pink' ?
Actress Priyanka Chopra officially ended her vacation with rumoured boyfriend, singer Nick Jonas and came back to India. During his visit to India, Nick also met Priyanka's cousin Parineeti Chopra and Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt.

Scott Pruitt resigns as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
Before Wheeler took on the post as Pruitt's second-in-command, he was a principle consultant for FaegreBD Consulting . The latter's career traces back to the EPA, where he worked in its Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics in Pres.

West Ham United confirm Jack Wilshere deal
However, the club suits him down to the ground and he should settle in quickly, assuming he avoids injury. West Ham have signed Jack Wilshere on a free transfer, the club have confirmed.

British PM appoints Dominic Raab new Brexit minister
The Tory leader's hard-won proposal was agreed to at her Chequers country retreat after marathon talks on Friday. He won the seat back but the move cost him his place in Cameron's top team.

Uncle Toni reveals who is the GOAT between Federer, Nadal and Djokovic
Roger Federer , who has little left to achieve at the All England Club, expressed his views on Wimbledon's all white policy. She is joined by last year's French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, and the two could also come to blows in the last four.

Starbucks to DITCH plastic straws over environmental concerns
And it's a part of Starbucks' $10 million investment in creating recyclable and compostable cups around the world. Other companies have been ditching plastic straws as bans on the item have gone into place.

Seattle Bans Plastic Straws, Utensils At All Food Service Businesses
New York City and Los Angeles are said to be considering a similar ban on non-compostable straws and utensils. Seattle food providers are now banned from automatically giving customers single-use straws and utensils .

Syrian state media says air defences hit Israeli plane, thwart missile strike
Israel usually does not claim the strikes, but has long said it will not allow Iran to establish a military presence in Syria. The attack comes amid a Syrian government offensive against insurgent groups near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Robin Wright Addresses Kevin Spacey's Behavior in 'Today' Interview
The actress spoke out on the " Today " show in a pre-taped interview that aired Monday. The sixth season, which will include just eight episodes, will be the show's last.

Russell Knox holes 'unbelievable' play-off putt to win Irish Open at Ballyliffin
Jorge Campillo (65) was in third place, a shot further back, and defending champion Jon Rahm was in a share of fourth after a 66. Sullivan will make his fourth consecutive appearance in the game's oldest major. "I have to qualify by right", Knox said.