Weight Linked to Age of First Heart Attack in Women

Weight Linked to Age of First Heart Attack in Women

A study of nearly 1,000 heart attack patients focused on women finds that the heavier the patients were, the younger they were when they suffered their first heart attack. Compared to normal weight patients, those in the overweight category were 3.5 years younger when they suffered their heart attacks. Those in the obese category were 6.8 years younger, and those in the very obese category were 9.4 years younger. Those who were morbidly obese were twelve years younger at the time of their first heart attacks. Research suggests that weight clearly is a factor.

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Worrying Can Affect Health

Worrying Can Affect Health

Let’s face it. Most of us spend far too much of our time worrying. We worry about our families, our money, our future. We even worry about how much we worry. Numerous studies have shown too much worry is not good for us. The stress of worry can increase our blood pressure, the risk of heart disease, even cancer. But a study, from the Trust for America’s Health says we could be hurting our health by worrying about our health. According to the research, 37% of people worried about cancer as their top health concern, 14% heart disease, 13% obesity, 11% chemical terrorism. Certainly, worry is appropriate in doses, and it could be good for us in some respect. It can help prevent problems and anticipate problems down the line, but let’s face it, you don’t want to overdo it.

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