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“You can die of a broken heart!” say doctors.
Posted: 28 June 2007 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]
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[quote author=“Scientific American”]Doctors report evidence of “anniversary reaction”

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?alias=doctors-report-evidence-o

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Posted: 28 June 2007 11:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It’s very probable.
Hearing bad news such as the death of someone close to you causes a lot of stress and whatnot.

I’m sure if one had a bad heart to begin with, something like that could finish them off.

But that totally sucks.

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Posted: 28 June 2007 11:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Oh, I see what you’re doing, David.

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Posted: 28 June 2007 12:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hmmm. Well, it seems logical that heart problems can be exacerbated by stress and, as the article says, a small part of your brain is keeping track of anniversaries of events.

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Posted: 28 June 2007 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Stress causes health problems? What are they going to tell us next? Puncture wounds cause bleeding problems?

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Posted: 28 June 2007 12:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Boo - 28 June 2007 04:03 PM

Hmmm. Well, it seems logical that heart problems can be exacerbated by stress and, as the article says, a small part of your brain is keeping track of anniversaries of events.

By that statement, I would imagine that this type of thing would happen more to women then men.
This may be a stereotype, bbuuuttttt…

Women do tend to remember anniversaries a lot more than men do.
At least in my experience, they do.
Therefore, with the common rememberances of these things, women would be more stressed, and this stress—added to poor heart conditions, other health issues, etc.—could cause this “Death by Broken Heart” thing.

Jeez, I sound smart for once! wink

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Posted: 28 June 2007 12:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Stargazer - 28 June 2007 03:58 PM

Oh, I see what you’re doing, David.

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Posted: 28 June 2007 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Don’t play the slippery eel with me!

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Posted: 28 June 2007 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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VANS_Shoe_Of_Choice - 28 June 2007 04:07 PM

By that statement, I would imagine that this type of thing would happen more to women then men.
This may be a stereotype, bbuuuttttt…

Women do tend to remember anniversaries a lot more than men do.
At least in my experience, they do.
Therefore, with the common rememberances of these things, women would be more stressed, and this stress—added to poor heart conditions, other health issues, etc.—could cause this “Death by Broken Heart” thing.

Jeez, I sound smart for once! wink

Plus, remember when those scientists proved women can’t handle the stress of a hard day of work like men can.

(Please no one stone me, it was some study and I’m sure there are tons of faults with it.)

edit: It was here: http://us.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/07/14/health.stress.reut/index.html but now it’s gone.

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Posted: 28 June 2007 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Okay, be as gnomic as you like.

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Posted: 28 June 2007 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Stargazer - 28 June 2007 04:12 PM
VANS_Shoe_Of_Choice - 28 June 2007 04:07 PM

By that statement, I would imagine that this type of thing would happen more to women then men.
This may be a stereotype, bbuuuttttt…

Women do tend to remember anniversaries a lot more than men do.
At least in my experience, they do.
Therefore, with the common rememberances of these things, women would be more stressed, and this stress—added to poor heart conditions, other health issues, etc.—could cause this “Death by Broken Heart” thing.

Jeez, I sound smart for once! wink

Plus, remember when those scientists proved women can’t handle the stress of a hard day of work like men can.

(Please no one stone me, it was some study and I’m sure there are tons of faults with it.)

edit: It was here: http://us.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/07/14/health.stress.reut/index.html but now it’s gone.

Ha ha, stonage not needed smile

I’ll admit, I get stressed over things that most men wouldn’t, simply because I belong to the female gender.
Women tend to take things slightly more personal then men, so when you have personal, job, and health-related stress, that tends to add up.

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Posted: 28 June 2007 12:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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VANS_Shoe_Of_Choice - 28 June 2007 04:14 PM

Ha ha, stonage not needed smile

I’ll admit, I get stressed over things that most men wouldn’t, simply because I belong to the female gender.
Women tend to take things slightly more personal then men, so when you have personal, job, and health-related stress, that tends to add up.

Basically what it said was not all that surprising. Women can handle the same workload as men (as we all argue). However, when they do, they tend to exercise far less, smoke more, and eat worse foods. Men, on the other hand, tend to not change their exercise, eating, or smoking habits when work gets stressful and somtimes will do the opposite. (IE: Work out more to vent stress. Eat less to get more done. etc.)

edit: The report was from Leed’s University (in Britain), if that helps.

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