Scientists Explain How Stress Increases the Heart Disease Risk

According to a new study, led by the team of scientists from Harvard Medical School and published in The Lancet, an impact of a constant stress on a deep-lying region of the brain explains the higher heart disease risk.heart disease risk

In the study, three hundred people participated, and those with higher activity in the amygdala were more likely to develop a cardiovascular disease. Also, the scientists highlight that these people were also to develop it sooner.

Dr Ahmed Tawakol, the lead author and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, said: "Our results provide a unique insight into how stress may lead to cardiovascular disease. This raises the possibility that reducing stress could produce benefits that extend beyond an improved sense of psychological wellbeing.”

More information about the study is here.

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