Negative emotions are deadly. This conclusion was made by scientists at the University of Tennessee in the American Knoxville, writes Science Times.
Experts conducted a study on 2321 people who survived a heart attack. The average age of the volunteers reached 67 years, and 68% of them were men. They measured the level of hostility that is used to diagnose conduct disorders.
The findings showed that 57% of the participants frequently displayed hostile behavior. At the same time, regular negative affects (resentment, anger, nervousness, irritability) were a predictor of death from a second heart attack, regardless of gender, education, marital status, the presence of hypertension and diabetes, as well as smoking. Sarcasticism and cynicism are also common among patients with acute coronary syndrome.