- A SHORT temper may be a short cut to a heart attack:
scientists have discovered that men who get angry quickly are much more
likely to suffer heart disease or a cardiac arrest. Research in the United
States has found that young men who react to stress by becoming angry are
three times more likely to develop premature heart disease, and are five
times more likely to have an early heart attack.
- Quick-tempered men are also at risk even if they have
no family history of heart disease, scientists at Johns Hopkins University
in Baltimore, Maryland, found.
- The research, published today in Archives of Internal
Medicine, is the result of a study of the health of 1,337 male medical
students at Johns Hopkins between 1948 and 1964. In the anger study, 1,055
of the men were tracked for 36 years, and their health was compared with
the results of a ìnervous tensionî questionnaire that they
completed as students and in 1992.