Stress in childhood increases risk of heart attack in adulthood
Difficulties that have occurred in childhood can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in middle age (teenagers).
Recent studies have found that children are often angry at the age seven years old are at a higher risk of heart attack or stroke at the age of 40 years.
This effect, the researchers said, the most prominent among women. Conversely, children who are able to remain calm and focus have a lower risk in the future.
In addition, feelings of anxiety at age seven years was associated with a 31 percent increased risk of heart disease in women, and 17 percent in men. Now, researchers are trying to do more research to better understand these findings, and whether the biological mechanisms underlying the phenomenon.
“We know that a constant pressure can cause dysregulation of the stress response and that is something we want to see,” said Dr. Appleton told the BBC.
These findings help support the numerous studies that have found that negative experiences early in life can have long-term effects in the future.
Last year, researchers from Harvard reveal that the difficulties experienced by children at an early age can lead to a harmful stress response in the body and brain so that puts them at high risk of learning problems, behavior and health throughout life.