In small quantities, stress is natural and can even spur our bodies to keep us safe from harm's way. But long-term stress can damage the body, especially the heart. How much do you know about stress and its effects on this cardiac organ?
WHAT'S INSIDE: CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONS
- Blood Pressure
- Coronary Heart Disease
There's a special time of year when otherwise healthy people morph into stressed-out shoppers who overeat, overimbibe and forget to exercise. The result? A spike in heart attacks that's anything but merry.
Cholesterol produces a wealth of highly valuable substances in the body. It makes its mark in digestion, absorption of vitamins, and even reproduction. Find out why your body needs cholesterol.