Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA have found that angry outbursts can increase the risk of both heart attacks and strokes. It’s common sense to know that excessive anger isn’t good for the body or mind, but this research provides some compelling evidence: about a 5-fold increase in heart attack risk, and three-fold increase in risk of stroke in the hours following an experience of rage.
Full text of the study, published in the European Heart Journal in March 2014, can be found here: http://eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/03/03/eurheartj.ehu033.abstract
“Even if you exercise every day, being a couch potato and sitting too much can increase your risk of heart failure.”
These are the recent findings from a Kaiser-Permanente study of over 80,000 patients. This study is the first of its kind to look at the relationship between a sedentary lifestyle and heart failure. While the study just looked at men age 45 and older, it highlights some important information for everybody.
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