Being Hostile Can Hurt Your Heart

November 21, 2016

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Hostility may be linked to poor health-- specifically in women, says a new report. Scientists have known for a while that "cynical hostility"-- or a general mistrust of other people-- has been linked to a higher risk for heart disease. In the new study, researchers looked at heart data from more than 2,600 women. They found women who were more hostile were also more likely to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity, compared with those who were less hostile. The researchers did not find a link between optimism and heart rate variability, but in earlier studies, optimism has been found to be associated with better heart health.

SOURCE: Fox News

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