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Report: Worrying may raise risk for stroke

February 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
According to a new report, worrying too much might raise your risk for stroke.

Researchers identified a personality trait called harm avoidance, which includes excessive worrying, pessimism, fear and fatigue.

They say people who scored high on a harm avoidance scale more than doubled their risk of microscopic stroke. They also increased the risk of a stroke that's easily visible in the brain.

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