Stress linked disorders—medical conditions activated by an important life incident or trauma—might be associated with increased jeopardy of CVD (cardiovascular disease), according to a Swedish study. The study was published in The BMJ. The jeopardy of acute and severe CVD events—like heart attack and cardiac arrest—was specifically more in the first 6 Months after identification of stress associated disorder and in the first year for other kinds of CVD. Most individuals are, at a certain point during their life, encountered with psychological suffering or stressful life incidents such as the death of a close one, an identification of a serious illness, violence, or natural disasters. And there is building evidence that indicates that serious stress reactions to important life events or trauma are associated with the development of CVD.
But the past studies have mostly focused on male veterans or those presently active in the military with PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder), or having PTSD symptoms. And due to the less quantity of these samples, information on the impacts of stress reactions on various types of CVD is limited. So to throw some light on this, scientists utilized Swedish population and health records to investigate the role of clinically identified PTSD, adjustment disorder, acute stress reaction, and other stress response in the development of CVD. They controlled for medical history, family background, and original psychiatric conditions.
On a similar note, recently, a study stated that by replacing healthy plant proteins with red meat there could be a reduction in risk for heart disease. Diets that substituted red meat to healthy plant proteins caused in lowering of risk factors for CVD, as per to new research from Purdue University and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The research is the first meta-analysis of RCT (randomized controlled trials) investigating the health impacts of red meat by replacing it for other precise types of foods. The research was issued in the journal Circulation.