Tuesday, 20 November 2007

More stress compounds heart disease risk, say experts

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Think that stress is just mental? According to a new study, having large amounts of stress in life (stressors) leads to an increased risk for heart disease. In the case of women, this relationship is even stronger than in men.

In the study, it was found that women often faced clustered risk factors as associated with higher levels of stress when compared to men. Is that because women worry about so many other things than their male counterparts? Possibly.

But, according to the research, women saw an increased correlation between stress and heart disease because that stress often led to obesity more than in men.

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