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Health Psychol. 2002 Nov;21(6):588-93.

Hostility, the metabolic syndrome, and incident coronary heart disease.

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Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA. raymond_niaura@brown.edu

Abstract

This invesgation examined the impact of hostility and the metabolic syndrome on coronary heart disease (CHD) using prospective data from the Normative Aging Study. Seven hundred seventy-four older, unmedicated men free of cardiovascular disease were included in the study. The total Cook-Medley Hostility (Ho) Scale score, anthropometric data, serum lipids, fasting insulin concentrations, blood pressure, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and total dietary calories were used to predict incident CHD during a 3-year follow-up interval. Multivariate analysis indicated that only Ho positively predicted and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level negatively predicted incident CHD. Ho's effects on CHD may be mediated though mechanisms other than factors that constitute the metabolic syndrome.

PMID:
12433011
DOI:
10.1037//0278-6133.21.6.588
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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