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Crank It Up: New Study Claims Heavy Metal Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

Heavy metal music may be just what the doctor ordered. According to a new study out of Istanbul, listening to heavy metal can help lower blood pressure, heart rate, and reduce overall stress. Researchers say heavy metal was second only to 80’s pop. Study leader Dr. Omer Avlanmis said, “In terms of heavy metal, I’d observe that ‘angry’ music can help listeners process their feelings and as a result lead to greater well-being.” As for what musical genres fared the worst in this study: techno aggravated listeners the most. If you are having a stress-filled, awful day – what’s one song you can turn on that almost instantly makes you feel better?


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