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Anger’Can Damage’Your Lungs

In the latest study to show just how big of an impact your emotions can have on your physical health, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that anger and hostility actually speed up the decline of lung function.

Out of 670 men, aged 45-86, those who had higher levels of long-standing anger at the start of the eight-year study had significantly poorer lung function by the end of it. The negative emotions, along with stress, have also been linked to heart disease, asthma and other physical problems.

The researchers suggested that anger and hostility may actually change biological processes, which’could disturb the immune system‘or cause chronic inflammation.

Thorax September 1, 2006

Yahoo News August 30, 2006

(Via blog.)