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Can low self-esteem increase risk of heart attack in women?

Women often have high expectations of themselves. If they fall short, anxiety, anger, and depression often come knocking. Unfortunately, negative emotions aren't just unpleasant. They're bad for your heart. They fire up inflammation and damage arteries. Feeling good about your life and accomplishments, however, reduces your risk of heart disease by at least 13%. The better you feel about yourself, your family, your job, and your life, the happier your heart is. So it's worth working on being more enthusiastic about, and satisfied with, what you have and what you've achieved.

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