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Anger may increase your risk of heart attack. A study of nearly 4000 patients showed each increment of anger intensity increased the risk of heart attack in the two hours following an outburst. If a patient is “moderately angry, so hassled it shows in your voice” increases the risk of heart attack by 1.7 times. The risk of heart attack is 2.3 times greater after feeling “very tense, body tense, clenching fists or teeth.” If you are feeling “enraged, lost control, throwing objects, hurting yourself or others” this resulted in the study in 4.5 times greater chance of heart attack.
Researchers extrapolated the greater the fury, the higher the risk of heart attack.
Consider yoga and meditation to help quell the anger.
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