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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:37 am

Always angry? It could harm your lungs

Being chronically hostile reduces pulminary function, study finds

Updated: 8:02 p.m. CT Aug 30, 2006

LONDON - Lung power normally declines as a person ages but being angry and hostile can speed up the process, researchers said on Thursday.

In a study of 670 men ranging in age from 45 to 86, they found that males who had higher levels of long-standing anger at the start of the eight-year project had significantly poorer lung function at the end of it.

"This study is one of the first to show prospectively that hostility is associated with poorer pulmonary function and more rapid rates of decline among older men," said Dr Rosalind Wright, of Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, in a report online in the journal Thorax.

The scientists used a scoring system to measures the levels of anger of each of the men and they tested their lung power three times during the study.

Even after taking account of other factors such as smoking that can also have an impact on lung power, hostility and anger had a negative effect.

Anger, hostility and stress have also been associated with heart disease, asthma and other ailments.

Wright and her team suggested that the negative emotions could change biological process and may disturb the immune system and cause chronic inflammation.

"Stress-related factors are known to depress the immune function and increase susceptibility to or exacerbate a host of diseases and disorders," said Dr Paul Lehrer, of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, in an editorial in the journal.

He added that it is unknown how chronic anger contributes to physical deterioration but said the researchers established a link between chronic anger and age-related deterioration in lung function.

"The next step is to determine the exact pathway by which this happens," said Lehrer.

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Postby acsguitar » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:56 am

Is this really new news? Interesting yes but everyone knows that being stressed and angry all the time is unhealthy for the body.

Also, anger and anxiety are somewhat related and when you are anxious you start taking shallower breaths or start only breathing through your mouth which is a mechanism to induce the fight or flight syndrome.
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Postby Madison » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:29 pm

So why are there so many grumpy old men still alive?

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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:21 pm

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Postby 3 run homer » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:06 pm

Madison wrote:So why are there so many grumpy old men still alive?

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i don't know, tell us the secret of you longevity :-o 8-o :-b
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Postby Madison » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:48 pm

3 run homer wrote:
Madison wrote:So why are there so many grumpy old men still alive?

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i don't know, tell us the secret of you longevity :-o 8-o :-b


Ouch! !+)

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Postby Simulacrum » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:57 pm

This thread really ticks me off. :-C

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Postby mikhayl » Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:16 pm

After the article misspelled "pulmonary" on the second line, I had a hard time taking the rest of it seriously.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:46 pm

mikhayl wrote:After the article misspelled "pulmonary" on the second line, I had a hard time taking the rest of it seriously.


I think thats how dirty brits spell it
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Postby Mad'sWife » Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:26 pm

Madison wrote:
3 run homer wrote:
Madison wrote:So why are there so many grumpy old men still alive?

:-b :-b :-b


i don't know, tell us the secret of you longevity :-o 8-o :-b


Ouch! !+)

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