Fist-clinching fury raises heart attack risk

February 24, 2015 12:19 PM

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Fist-clinching fury raises heart attack risk

Feeling really angry or anxious can greatly increase your risk of having a heart attack, especially if you feel so tense that you clench your fists, a new study reports.

Researchers in Australia found that people's risk of having a heart attack is 8.5 times higher during the two hours following an episode of intense anger, compared with when people feel less angry.

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