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Hostility and Anger Speed Decline in Lung Function

Hostility and Anger Speed Decline in Lung Function

Here’s a good reason not to engage in road rage:  In an eight-year American study of 670 men aged 45 to 86, researchers found that longstanding anger and hostility sped up age-related lung decline.  In other words, it caused the men’s lung function to deteriorate faster than it normally would.

The researchers accounted for other factors such as smoking and education that are factors in lung health. Researchers found that anger and hostility alter neurological and hormonal processes which may negatively impact the body’s immune system and create excessive levels of inflammation.

Does that mean you shouldn’t express anger?  Of course not, just find a healthy outlet for it like running, art, writing it out, or some other form of expression.  Just don’t repress it or take it out on someone else.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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12:39PM PDT on Sep 25, 2013

Well worth it to keep this in mind. These are powerful negative emotions- thus creates negative energy. Thanks.

12:59AM PST on Jan 17, 2013

Worth keeping in mind.

12:56AM PST on Jan 17, 2013

road rage is the pits and I have been a victim. I didnt say a word while this manic man screamed at me. It was his fault b/c of the road rules and he knew it but b/c he was driving a large truck in my street he decided to give it too me. He wont live long, if he continues to drive how he did and yell and scream red faced. Boy oh boy what a pain he was. Im fine!

8:30AM PST on Nov 17, 2012

good info, thanks

1:25PM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

Something to think about though my hubby drives professionally and stays pretty calm.

2:30AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

thanks for sharing

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7:48AM PDT on Aug 1, 2012

Made me want to read more....

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