November 2000

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by Joseph Patrick Jakubal

Mad is not good ... in fact, mad is bad (especially for the state of your health).

When in a state of anger your heart rate increases and your blood pressure rises.

The stress chemicals epinephrine and norepinephrine are excreted througout the body which have been linked to hardening of the arteries ... which in turn can cause damage to the heart muscles ... which in turn can disrupt heart rhythms.

And, if this is not bad enough . . . research shows that anger can cause the plaques that cause cause "hardening of the arteries" to dislodge and possibly result in a heart attack or sudden death due to a blocked artery.

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