Angry women may face higher risk to develop blockages in the heart arteries, according to the December 2006 issue of the Journal of Women’s Health.
“Our results appear to differ from the literature on males, particularly young males, in which hostility scores are found to be associated with coronary artery disease. However, the new data, combined with our previous findings, indicate that anger and hostility in women, as in men, do tend to cluster with adverse risk factors,” said Bairey Merz, one of the authors.
In the article, the research team showed that hostility and anger are related to coronary artery disease and are predictive of heart-related “events” in women. The study concluded that the outward expression of anger and hostility is higher in, and may be a risk factor for, women with suspected coronary artery disease.
Whoa, looks like I better start controlling my temper if I want to keep my heart intact! At the least, I need to make sure I can manage it and express my fury emotions more appropriately.
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