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News For July 17, 2014
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Higher levels of stress, hostility and depression linked to risk of stroke
Higher levels of stress, hostility and depression linked to risk of stroke (July 17, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Minnesota - Higher levels of stress and hostility raises risk of stroke, according to a report published in Stroke. Researchers studied over 6,700 adults, aged 45-84, surveying participants regarding their stress, depression, anger and hostility over a two year period. Follow-up lasted 8.5 to 11 years. Results showed that those with highest depression scores were at 86% increased risk of stroke, those with the highest stress scores were at 59% increased risk of stroke and those with the highest hostility scores were 2x more likely to have a stroke when compared to those with the lowest scores
 
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