Cynical hostility might lead LARKANA: youth to cardiovascular disease.

ISLAMABAD -- In today's turbulent political climate, hostility is becoming an increasingly familiar part of everyday life. This negative environment not only makes it uncomfortable to socialize, but prolonged, cynical hostility may pose a serious health issue. According to study cynical hostility may cause an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The findings resulted from data collected from 196

participants in a stress test conducted by the Laboratory for the Study of Stress, Immunity, and Disease at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Participants took part in two lab sessions, 7 weeks apart. Sessions consisted of establishing a 20- minute baseline and a 15-minute psychological stress test. Researchers recorded each person's heart rate and blood pressure, and the participants completed a

standard psychological scale to determine their personality and temperament. The sessions involved placing...

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