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Aggression, Depression and Heart Disease

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Are you the type of person who gets easily angered, or seethes at the smallest annoyances? Well, epidemiological studies have suggested high levels of anger may increase the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). It has become apparent that people who are prone to aggression or depression may be at higher risk for future heart attack or stroke. Studies, such as one of over 5,000 Italians in Sardinia found that those who scored high for antagonistic traits like competitiveness and aggression on a standard personality test had more thickening of their neck arteries compared with those who were more agreeable. People who have aggressively competitive traits release more Adrenaline. This is good initially as it sparks the ‘fight or flight’ response…a necessary tool of human survival. However, in people with aggressive traits this release goes into overdrive, and/or continues for much longer periods of time than the usual stress responses. This ‘over-exertion’ of adrenaline, combined with the stresses on the cardio and surrounding systems, continued for long periods of time, can result in the development of many risk factors for cardiovascular disease. On the flip side, calm, more agreeable people tend to only produce these ‘stress factors’ when their body really needs them, and only for that short period of time

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Xtend Life In 1998 Warren Matthews (a New Zealander) then 51 years of age reached a turning point in his life due to a number of ‘interesting’ experiences.If you would like to know more about these please go to Warren’s blog for more background. Also as many people do when they reach 50 years of age he started becoming more aware of the generally poor health of others around him, both young and old. Friends would occasionally contract diseases, some terminal such as cancer, or die suddenly from heart attacks.Early in 2000 Xtend-Life Natural Products (Intl) Ltd went ‘live’ and made available to the public its first generation of Total Balance a highly sophisticated multi nutrient supplement (as opposed to a multi vitamin/mineral supplement).Dr Munem now directs the Xtend-Life Research and Development Department and has become a close friend of Warren’s. Since the first products were released in 2000 Xtend-Life has enjoyed a steady growth thanks to an ever increasing foundation of loyal customers who purchase products every month and refer their friends and family to Xtend-Life as well.

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