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Major Sporting Events Increase Risk of Heart Attack

Doctors to Sports Fans: "Simmer Down This Sunday"

It turns out that when it comes to cardiac problems a major sporting event is right up there with financial stress, losing a loved one, and natural disasters. So if you're a big Giants or Patriots fan, or if you just tend to get all riled up in the heat of the game, researchers are warning us all to take it easy this Super Bowl Sunday, but especially those at risk for heart disease.

This comes after a new finding that suggests when serious sports fans are watching their team play in a big game, they face more than twice the risk of suffering a heart attack.

What's more? Sports fans can encompass all the factors that put you at risk for heart disease such as leading a sedentary lifestyle, eating junk food, smoking, drinking excessive alcohol, and getting stressed out by the game.

So relax this Sunday, and go Pats!

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