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Heart disease and stress

A recent study has identified that stress could be responsible for heart attacks, with stress causing the brain to release factors to elevate the blood pressure and therefore increase their risk of suffering a heart attack. An MRI was used to locate areas of the brain that responded to stress and scientists found that those cerebral regions involved with negative thoughts and feelings were stimulated, leading to higher blood pressure.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by EurekAlert

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About: Heart disease and stress

Date: 10 January 2006

Source: EurekAlert

Author: Jill Yablonski

URL: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-01/bpl-msm011006.php

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