Created: 03/05/2014 7:12 AM WHEC.com
Too many angry outbursts may be hazardous to your health.
A new Harvard University study found people were more likely to have a heart attack or stroke within two hours of losing their temper than those who remained calm.
This risk was greater among people with cardiovascular disease or who had other major risk factors.
Researchers say anger causes increased heart rate and a rise in stress hormones which may trigger dangerous reactions in blood pressure or in the arteries.
More studies are needed to find effective ways of preventing anger-related cardiovascular events but until then, the best way to control stress is through exercise, relaxation or psychological treatment.