25 Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Health
A study of 20,000 people who had never had a stroke or heart disease found that stress was linked to an increased risk of stroke.
In another recent study, healthy adults who had experienced a stressful life event within the past year were four times as likely to suffer a stroke than their less-stressed counterparts.
One theory is that the increased risk is due to stress-related high blood pressure and/or narrowing of the arteries (known as atherosclerosis).
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