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Harboring Hostility May Be Linked To Unhealthy Lungs

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Young adults with a short temper or mean disposition also tend to have compromised lung function.

This occurred even when asthma and smoking were ruled out as possible causes of lung dysfunction.

In a study of 4,629 Black and White 18-30 year olds from four metropolitan areas (sampled from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in (Young) Adults Study cohort (CARDIA), psychologists examined whether the tendency to be hostile went along with having decreased lung function in otherwise healthy young adults. The results indicated that the more hostile one's personality

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