Stress can cause inflammation of blood vessels

Source: The Telegraph

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Date of publication: June 2014

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  Research published in Nature Medicine has found that stress can increase white blood cell counts, causing inflammation of the arteries which could lead to a heart attack.  People who were frequently exposed to chronic stress were found to have high white blood cell counts.  The researchers also investigated the association on mice and found that where arteries were already thickened, mice were at an increased risk of heart attack when experiencing stress.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum

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