Learn how unhealthy behaviors causing stress and lead to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke, as opposed to the stress itself in this medical report.
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Allison Chow: For insidermedicine in 60, I'm Allison Chow. From London, according to research in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, unhealthy behaviors caused by stress lead to a higher risk for heart attack and stroke as opposed to the stress itself. In a study of over 6,500 healthy patients, researchers found that stress increased the risk of cardiovascular events by 54%, but behavioral factors accounted for about 65% of that increase. These behaviors included smoking, alcohol consumption and overeating. From California, according to research in the Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, as sleep-related breathing disorders worsen, patients burn more calories while resting. In a study of over 200 adults with sleep-related breathing disorders, researchers found that resting energy expenditure rose from 1,626 to 1,999 calories per day as symptoms worsened. Severe apnea and hypopnea were associated with the greatest increase in energy expenditure. And finally, from Toronto, according to research in the Annals of Internal Medicine, colonoscopy is not as effective at detecting right-side tumors in the colon. In a study of over 60,000 patients, researchers found that those who received a colonoscopy were 67% less likely to die from left-side colorectal cancer, but no less likely to die from right-side cancer. Further research is required to determine the reason for this difference between left and right-side tumors. For insidermedicine in 60, I'm Allison Chow.