Home |
Tags: anxiety | cancer | meditation | Dr. Oz

Anxiety Doubles Cancer Death Risk in Men

By
Friday, 04 Nov 2016 12:22 PM Current | Bio | Archive

In one episode of "The Office," titled "Stress Relief," boss Michael (Steve Carell) decides to subject himself to an office-wide roast in order to relieve his employees' stress after Stanley (Leslie David Baker) has a heart attack during a fire drill gone terribly wrong.

But heart health isn't the only risk from chronic stress.

A study presented at a meeting of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology looked at data on nearly 16,000 people over a 15-year period and found that men with general anxiety disorder, or GAD (a condition characterized by restlessness, trouble concentrating and sleeping, irritability, and muscle tension) have more than double the risk of dying from cancer compared to those without GAD.

Interestingly, the correlation didn't show up in women with GAD, even though they're twice as likely to be diagnosed with it.

But trouble moderating a chronic stress response isn't limited to folks with GAD, and the health repercussions aren't limited to those with GAD either.

About 33 percent of Americans say they experience persistent stress or excessive anxiety daily or that they've had an anxiety or panic attack; 70 percent of those folks have trouble sleeping.

Clearly, if you frequently feel stressed, it's smart to reduce any negative impact it has on your cardiovascular and immune systems.

We recommend 15 minutes of mindful meditation and a minimum of 30 minutes of aerobic exercises, like interval walking or biking, daily.

And if you find you can't manage your anxiety on your own, talk to your doc. It could help save your life.
 

© 2017 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Dr-Oz
A study found that men with general anxiety disorder have more than double the risk of dying from cancer compared to those without.
anxiety, cancer, meditation, Dr. Oz
256
2016-22-04
Friday, 04 Nov 2016 12:22 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved