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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:33 AM

Unhappy childhood linked to heart risk in later life

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21299549


Storing up heart problems?


Emotional behaviour in childhood may be linked with heart disease in middle age, especially in women, research suggests.

A study found being prone to distress at the age of seven was associated with a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease in later life.

Conversely children who were better at paying attention and staying focused had reduced heart risk when older.

The US researchers said more work was needed to understand the link.

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xchrom Feb 2013 OP
LiberalEsto Feb 2013 #1
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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:26 AM

1. looks like I'm doomed, then nt

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:15 PM

3. me too. I had an ulcer and "fat belly" by 11. nt

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:40 AM

2. Maybe "paying attention and staying focused" is the result of being relaxed, unafraid, confident?

And stressed-out seven-year-olds are not relaxed, unafraid and confident and therefore have trouble paying attention and staying focused.

That explains a lot for me personally.

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