08:11 19 May 2013
New research aimed at understanding the relationship between using mobile phones and human's health has found that talking on the phone can cause blood pressure to shoot up from 121/77 to 129/82. This may be due to stress that certain conversations can bring to the recipient of the call.
The research was participated in by 94 patients whose blood pressure was taken by the researchers twelve times at one-minute intervals. The participants were asked to sit in a comfortable armchair in a doctor’s consulting room.
The researchers then called the patients, whose average age was 53, after they were left alone in the room. Researchers have found that their blood pressure increased to 129/82 from 121/77 when they received the call.
Normal blood pressure, according to American Heart Association, is less than 120/80.
Dr Giuseppe Crippa, of William of Saliceto Hospital in Italy, said: ‘The subset of patients who were more accustomed to phone use were younger, which could show younger people are less prone to be disturbed by telephone intrusions.
‘Another possibility is people who make more than thirty calls per day may feel more reassured if the mobile phone is activated since they are not running the risk of missing an opportunity.’
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