Infrequent Sex Increases the Risk of Heart Attack

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  March 23, 2011 at 4:53 PM Heart Disease News
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Research has shown that having sex occasionally triples the risk of suffering from a heart attack in the hours immediately afterward.
 Infrequent Sex Increases the Risk of Heart Attack
Infrequent Sex Increases the Risk of Heart Attack

Generally exercise is considered good and is known to decrease the risk of heart attack but this latest research by the Tufts and Harvard Universities in Boston has shown that spikes in physical activity like that during sex can have opposite effects and trigger heart attacks especially if the person does those activities infrequently. People who lead an unhealthy lifestyle are at an increased risk. But there is always a small possibility of risk in everyone's case. Exercising regularly and regular sexual activity decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease and related mortality.

Scientists looked at 14 studies at what caused heart attacks and found that all kinds of physical activity accounted for 3.5 times increased risk and sex 2.7 times. The study was published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA.


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