Association Of Low Resting Heart Rate In Men And Increased Violent Criminality

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  1. SarahBeara

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    [ref]SarahBeara[/ref], :welcome

    Thank you for sharing.

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    Welcome SarahBeara!

    I liked this sentence: Low resting heart rate (RHR) has been viewed either as an indicator of a chronically low level of psychological arousal, which may lead some people to seek stimulating experiences, or as a marker of weakened responses to aversive and stressful stimuli, which can lead to fearless behavior and risk taking.

    Thanks for the interesting link!
     
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    I understand there is also an association with a feminine face and violent criminality in men.
     
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    I have also seen studies (IIRC) that increased violent criminality was associated to low cortisol levels.
    That could also explain the low resting heart rate.
     
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    That is a paradox I've thought about. High resting heart rate can be as a result of arterial stiffness in an older population. The other study was in young men.

    Kinda like the way that borderline high cholesterol can be good - plenty of substrate for hormones or bad - indicative of poor thyroid function.
     
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    A lot has been made about the reduction in crime in recent decades. Maybe it's just stress making people too helpless for that?
     
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    Unleaded gasoline.
     
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    I doubt it explain everything.
     
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    I stand corrected.
     
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    Almost related news item: AP posted a story today about a Connecticut family suing Children's Hospital in Boston for distress resulting from a medical diagnosis that then caused the state of Massachusetts to take custody of their 17 year old daughter.

    This: The daughter was diagnosed with a [genetic] mitochondrial disorder affecting cellular respiration. The family sought a second opinion. Second opinion? Psychiatric illness.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_GIRL_MEDICAL_DISPUTE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-02-25-15-40-03

    Thanks for being you, RPF.
     
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