Super Bowl stress on the heart?

This recent New England Journal of Medicine article was cited by some as a reason to be concerned about an increased incidence of heart attacks this weekend because of the Super Bowl.  Apparently, some people live and die by their favorite sports teams, and this obsessive spirit puts added stress on their hearts. 

I’d be more concerned with the indulgences – junk food and alcohol – than emotional excitement, but apparently the east-of-the-Atlantic football (soccer) fans are generally more passionate about their sports teams than the west-of-the-Atlantic football fans.  To each their own. 

Eat healthy today and tomorrow, go ahead and splurge on Super Bowl Sunday, and then get right back on track with a healthy diet.


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