How Worrying Can Actually Make You Sick — Hypochondriacs Have a Higher Risk of Heart Disease

How Worrying Can Actually Make You Sick -- Hypochondriacs Have a Higher Risk of Heart Disease

It really can hurt your health… Some people—even those who are strong and healthy—are totally convinced that disease is just around the corner. An estimated 5-10% of people have health anxiety, meaning they’re obsessed with thoughts of having, getting or dodging illness. Now, a new study published in the journal BMJ Open shows that this type of worry, ironically, is linked to a 70% higher risk of heart disease.

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