Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Being a Type B is good for your heart

p.185 Psychologic Health and Testing

1) Type A Behavior (see Coronary Prone Behavior Pattern)
a) cluster of traits with increased incidence of coronary heart disease
b) traits: impatient, competitive, preoccupied with deadlines, highly involved with jobs
c) One major prospective study has shown that the Type A behavior pattern is associated with a twofold increase of coronary heart disease, even after controlling risk factors like smoking
d) Following the first heart attack, Type A's who survived had a lower chance of a second attack than did Type B's

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