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Type A and Stress

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What kind of impact does stress have on you? Your reaction matters but if you're type A.

There's new information you should know.

If you have a type-A personality, you really want to learn more about the relation of stress to a stroke.

New research shows stressed-out, type A personalities may be more likely to suffer a stroke than their mellow counterparts.

Doctors found having had a stressful major life event in the past year quadrupled the risk of stroke, while having a type A personality doubled the chances.

Researchers in Madrid, Spain measured the stress levels of 150 adults who had a stroke and 300 healthy adults.

They assessed major life events, anxiety and depression, general well-being and personality type.

Participants also answered questions about their caffeine, alcohol and energy drink intake, smoking status and whether or not they had a job.

The study also found smoking or having smoked in the past also doubled the chances.

The new study in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry looked at stress in relation to stroke risk.