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How Stress Makes You Sick

Feeling overwhelmed affects everything from digestion to stroke risk.
Source: Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

The advice, “Stop worrying! Stress is bad for you” is true, but as with a lot of health guidance, its vagueness makes it less effective.

It’s like when people say that getting lots of sleep is to do, but will probably keep forgetting to do, because it’s not immediately clear how it will make them healthier.

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