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Personality Type Could Affect Heart Health

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Your personality type may have a direct effect on your health.

KYW’s Medical Editor Dr. Brian McDonough reports some personality traits may increase the risk for heart problems.

You’ve heard of a Type-A personality.  These people are hyper.  They’re driven.  They don’t seem to relax that well. 

There is another group of people called Type-D personalities.  These people are distressed.  They are a personality that has chronic negative emotions.  They don’t like to interact with other people that much. 

According to a new report in the journal,  Circulation, these Type-D personalities are more likely to suffer heart attacks, to undergo bypass procedures. 

They are even more likely to die from heart problems than other people.  The authors suggest that the possible reason for this is their negative feelings and they may in fact impact the person’s overall health.

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