Biological Link Found Between Stress, Heart Disease

For the first time, researchers have identified a biological connection between stress and heart disease.  

Researchers at Harvard University in Massachusetts have discovered a brain structure, called the amygdala, is more active in people who suffer from chronic stress.  

That in turn, the evidence shows, promotes an immune response that can lead to heart disease.

Dr. Ahmed Tawakol is a cardiologist and researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and lead author of the study.

Tawakol said the amygdala is the region of the brain that is most responsive to...
11 Published By - voanews.health - 2017.01.12. 00:50
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