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Heart Attacks and Birthdays: Be careful of overindulgence

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ANAHEIM, Calif., March 18— People, especially men, are more likely to suffer heart attacks on their birthdays than on other days of the same week, a new study has found.

Researchers said that overindulgence might be the reason.

The pattern was significantly different for men and women, Dr. Wilson said. The heart attack rates for men were 21 percent higher on their birthdays, but those for women were only 9 percent higher.

New York Times

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Written by heartcurrents

February 22, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Posted in heart conditions

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