Heart disease linked to anger and hostility and animal foods

Heart disease linked to anger and hostility and animal foods

We all know people who get so mad that we say to them “Calm down or you’ll have a heart attack!”

“Many studies have shown hostility and anger expression to be potent risk factors for coronary heart disease, but this study is the first to suggest this potential explanation for why they are linked to CHD”
Catherine Stoney, coauthor of the study.

Research continues to show us that this old wives tale is based in solid science and reality.  The new research from Ohio State University has identified that men and women who experience “more feelings of anger and hostility than usual” also have higher levels of the amino acid homocysteine in their blood. 

Too much homocysteine has been shown in many studies to lead to heart disease and stroke. 

Where do you find homocysteine in foods? 

Animal protein such as meat, chicken and dairy products.

What breaks down homocysteine in the body and renders it harmless? 

Folates and B vitamins found in the highest amounts in leafy green vegetables.

 As reported by privatemedlabs.com on July 22, 2013. 

Posted: Wednesday 11 September 2013