Medicine: Myths Reversed

The harder a man's job and the worse his worries, according to popular myth, the higher his blood pressure. Not so, said the British Medical Journal last week. After careful investigation, the Journal concluded: "People in light work with less expenditure of energy, higher incomes and higher standards of living had higher pressures." And contrary to expectation, "an inverse correlation was found with family size—the larger the family, the lower the pressure."

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