Stress is equivalent to Smoking 5 cigarettes per day

People who often have to deal with anxiety, you risk to get a heart attack by 27% more likely than other people. This conclusion was made by scientists of the Medical center, located at Columbia University. For 14 years, Safiya Richardson and Donald Edmondson was watching the people divided into groups depending on the magnitude of the stress test.

In their report clearly shows that the effect of stress similar to the action of five cigarettes smoked per day - cholesterol concentration increased by 2.8 mmol, as pressure increases 2.7/1,4 mm Increase in the concentration of cholesterol this magnitude exceeds the norm for people who have had a heart attack or stroke in 2 times, and also leads to exacerbations of heart disease because it causes atherosclerosis (narrowing of blood vessels). The high pressure exerted on the heart of an additional load, leading to hardening of the arteries and their possible blockade. It is known that in 50% of cases of heart attacks and strokes are caused hypertension.

Also the results showed that the degree of influence of the stress does not depend on the gender of the person, but depends on his age. People of the age groups showed more dependency, heart problems and stress. More likely to get heart disease in the the stress are people who have risk factors.

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