Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Have less income, see more heart disease

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In an odd bit of news, a new study demonstrated this week that a lowering of income has a direct, inflammatory effect on the body. Sounds psychologically complex, yes?

The new study refutes earlier studies that tie a lower socioeconomic status to more heart disease.

Poor diet and lack of exercise are being blamed for more inflammatory molecules in the blood, with diet and weight gain associated with that diet being the top factors noted in the study.

Then again, there are plenty of folks with a large income that have horrible diets as well -- it's just less likely.

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