Anger 'increases risk of a fatal heart attack'

Staying healthy is a juggling act that could drive anyone mad. But getting angry will only make things worse.

Scientists said last night that healthy people who lose their temper are 19 per cent more likely to die of a heart attack than those who keep their emotions under control. And in those who already have heart disease the risk of dying from their condition rises to 24 per cent. The British study found that the association was much greater in men than women, possibly related to stress in daily life.

Experts said the NHS could consider sending those with anger problems on behavioural management classes to reduce deaths from coronary heart disease. Study leader Dr Yoichi Chida, of University College of London's public health department-said there was a 'harmful association of anger and hostility' with coronary problems.

Source - Daily Mail