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Stress, Heart Health, and the Amygdala: Links Explained

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Long term stress impacts heart health, but scientists hadn’t understood the physiological mechanisms causing this. New research sheds light on this relationship. One study published in the Lancet investigated whether the resting metabolic activity of the amygdala could predict cardiovascular events. Researchers found there was an association, and higher amygdalar activity did predict cardiac events.