Stress and Your Risk of Heart Disease

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Centers recently analyzed data of approximately 120,000 participants in a number of stress studies to find out how perceived stress can affect heart disease. Each participant was assigned a score based on the individual’s feelings about his or her own stress levels. The researchers gathered data about the participants for 14 years. The studies found that those participants who ranked their stress as “high” were 27 percent more likely to be diagnosed or hospitalized with heart disease. In some cases, some of the high-risk participants died before the study concluded. The researchers concluded that anything done to reduce stress levels can improve that person’s future heart health.


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