Venting about work is good for men's hearts

STOCKHOLM, Sweden Researchers at Stockholm University's Stress Research Institute found that men who consistently failed to deal with work-related conflict were more than twice as likely to have a heart attack or die of cardiovascular disease.

Men who vented their anger fared better, heart-wise.

Researchers followed 2,755 men, none of whom had ever suffered a heart attack.

According to Reuters Health, researchers also found that when men had an immediate, "covert" response to conflict in the workplace, their risk of heart attack or heart-related death increase six-fold. The two "covert" responses were walking away or staying silent.

The study is published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

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