Heart Rate In Teen Boys Linked To Violent Crime In Adulthood, University of Helsinki And Karolinska Institute Study

Boys with a low resting heart rate during their teen years may be at increased risk for committing violent crimes as adults, a Swedish study suggests.

A low resting heart doesn’t necessarily signal a problem. According to the American Heart Association, lower heart rates are common in people who are very athletic, because their heart muscle is in better condition and doesn’t need to work as hard to maintain a steady beat.

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