Word on the Street: Study says angry outbursts increase heart attack risk

If you're prone to angry outbursts, you could be at a higher risk of having a heart attack and stroke. According to a new study

New findings say that staying calm can help avoid health issues when angry and stressed.

New findings say that staying calm can help avoid health issues when angry and stressed. (3/6/14)

THE BRONX - If you're prone to angry outbursts, you could be at a higher risk of having a heart attack and stroke. 

According to a new study from the European Heart Journal, people who severely lose their tempers are four times more likely to have cardiovascular issues that those who remain calm. 

Doctors associated with the findings say that the reason is that anger causes increased heart rates and changes in blood pressure. They advise finding ways to cope with stress and anger healthily, such as eating right and exercising. 

News 12 asked viewers what they do to stay calm and avoid an outburst. Some say they rely on deep breaths and removing themselves from a stressful situation in order to relax. 

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