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25 Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Health

The good news is that there is much you can do to reduce the impact of stress in your life.
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Brain tissue

Brain-imaging research shows that major stresses can reduce the amount of tissue in regions of the brain that regulate emotions and self-control.

This damage may make dealing with future stresses even harder, but it can likely be reversed with effective stress-management techniques.

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