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Financial Stress Greatly Increases Heart Attack Risk

  People who reported significant financial stress were 13 times more likely to have a heart attack than those who had minimal or no stress.   Highlights Financial worries may raise heart attack risk by 13-fold The study included 106 people who had checked into a large public hospital in Johannesburg for a heart attack; The researchers also examined a control group of 106 healthy, age-, sex-, and race-matched participants. As much as 96 percent of those who had had a heart…

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