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Serum lipids and their relationships with hostility and angry affect and behaviors in men.
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PMID:  10907658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Research into the relationship between the Type A behavior pattern and coronary heart disease suggests that the anger-hostility-aggression (AHA!) syndrome is directly related to total serum cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins. The present study involved an investigation of the specific components of the AHA! syndrome related to blood lipid levels in 98 healthy men. The disposition to experience and express anger when frustrated, criticized, or treated unfairly (angry reaction, a component of trait anger) was related to total serum cholesterol and to low-density lipoprotein levels. Age and diet also predicted levels of these lipids, but each was unrelated to angry reaction. These results suggest that in healthy men, the experience of strong angry affect in reaction to perceived rejection, criticism, or unfair treatment may be health-toxic because of its relationship to elevated unfavorable serum lipids.
J C Richards; A Hof; M Alvarenga
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0278-6133     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-05     Completed Date:  2000-12-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211523     Medline TA:  Health Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, School of Behavioural and Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Lipids / blood*
Middle Aged
Type A Personality*
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