Holiday stresses may increase risk of heart disease
October 12, 1999
Web posted at: 4:07 p.m. EDT (2007 GMT)
Health Correspondent Holly Firfer reports.
(CNN) -- As the holiday season approaches, researchers warn this festive time of year may be hazardous to your health. A study in this week's Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, found December and January have the highest number of deaths from coronary artery disease.
"When we get closer and closer to the holiday season, our risks of dying from heart disease appears to be increased," cardiologist Steve Manoukain said.
Manoukain said the stresses of preparing for the holidays combined with the tradition of overeating and drinking increases a person's risk for heart disease.
Health Correspondent Holly Firfer takes a look at this new study and what you can do to have a healthy holiday season.
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