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Monday malady

by Medindia Content Team on  February 6, 2002 at 11:29 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Monday malady
Researchers state that weekend alcohol flings and the stress of going back to work on monday could bestow to an increased rate of heart attack. A 7 year study carried out in Australia suggested that up to 31% more people die from heart attacks on a Monday than any other day.
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Experts have now called for more probing into the nexus between exorbitant drinking and coronary heart disease.They suggested the stresses of returning to work after a weekend's socialising could also be to blame for the number of Monday heart attacks. Nearly about 64,000 men and women who died of heart disease in Brisbane were studied between 1985 and 1993, and it was found the mortality rate was at pinnacle on Mondays.

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Deaths of women under 55 with no previous history of heart disease increased considerably on Mondays compared to the daily average. Report author Dr Cheryl Rodrigues said: "The Monday peak in deaths from coronary heart disease in Brisbane may be partly attributable to increased drinking at the weekend, although other mechanisms, such as work-related stress, may be important.

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