9 Fascinating Facts About the Human Heart

In Brief

The heart. Undeniably the most important organ in the human body, but what do you know and what don’t you know about the beating muscle that keeps working even when we’re resting? Here's our 9 fascinating facts about the heart that you don't know... probably.

9. Women’s Hearts Beat Faster Than Men’s Hearts

If you think women are ahead of men, when it comes to the human heart, this is true. The Daily Mail reported that a Canadian study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that a woman's circadian rhythm runs between 1.7 and 2.3 hours, or eight beats per minute, ahead of her male counterparts. Hormonal differences between men and women are thought to be the reason women's hearts beat faster.