Anger 'compromises lung function'

Anger can damage lung function, according to research.

A US team followed 670 male military veterans and found those with high levels of hostility had poorer lung function than their happier peers.

The scientists also found that the angriest men suffered a more rapid decline in lung capacity.

Writing in the journal Thorax, the team said their findings could help develop new ways of targeting lung disease screening and prevention strategies.