Stress Affects Men And Women's Hearts Differently, Study Finds

October 14, 2014 2:35 PM

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Stress has been linked with a number of harmful effects on physical and mental health, one of the most concerning being its link to an increased risk of heart disease. According to a new study, a person's sex may play an important role in how stress affects his or her heart.

Recent research from the Duke Heart Center, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, examined 254 men and 56 women with stable heart disease. The study found that the sexes have different cardiovascular and psychological reactions to mental stress.

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