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What are the negative impacts of Type A behavior?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Type A behavior is characterized by an extreme sense of time urgency, competitiveness, impatience, and aggressiveness. This behavior carries with it a twofold increase in coronary heart disease (CHD) compared with non-type A behavior. Particularly damaging to the cardiovascular system is the regular expression of anger. In fact, research has shown that traits like time urgency and competitiveness are not associated with early death, but negative emotions, anger, and aggressive expression of anger were all associated with an increased risk of a heart attack, and high levels of hostility increased the chance of dying early from other diseases (e.g., cancer) as well. Hence, it can be argued that anger and hostility are a major cause of premature death.

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