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The fans die-hard are at a higher risk of stress and heart attack
WHILE watching their favorite team, the fans more passionate experience levels of stress high enough to increase the risk of infart or. To warn is to a study published in the journal Stress and Health, which has tested the presence of cortisol, the stress hormone, in the saliva of the fans during three games of the world Championship in Brazil 2014.

previous Research has shown an increase in heart attacks among the fans during the most important matches. In their study, researchers at Oxford University have monitored the levels of cortisol in the saliva of 40 fans and fans brazilians before, during, and after the three World Cup matches. They found, in particular, during the historic home defeat in the semi-final against Germany, which finished 7-1, cortisol levels skyrocketed, which is a parameter that is particularly dangerous, because it is linked to increased blood pressure and fatigue of the heart, especially if it is already weakened.

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"Even supporters of the occasional experience stress, but not so strong as in those who identify with their team", explains researcher Martha Newson. "No differences were found instead - highlights - differences in stress levels between men and women, in spite of the prejudice according to which men are more attached to their football teams". The stages, conclude the researchers, should lower the lights and play relaxing music after the games and the club could consider the possibility of offering screening cardiac or other health measures to the most committed advocates.

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