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25 Jan 2011

Stress help 'can cut heart attacks'

People with heart disease can avoid future heart attacks if they are taught how to control stress, according to new research.

A type of counselling called cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help people take charge of issues such as marital problems, work stress and money worries, experts said.

These “psychosocial” factors account for around a third of the risk of people suffering a heart attack and contribute to heart problems regardless of other factors, such as whether somebody is obese or does not exercise.

However, experts believe that helping to relieve some of this stress could prevent future heart attacks in people with heart disease.

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