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Friday, the American Medical Association released the results of an interesting study teenage anger. The study was conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. It found that teenagers, who don’t manage their anger, are at a higher risk for weight gain than those who do. The study concluded that regardless of whether teens mismanaged anger by suppressing their feelings of anger or went to the other extreme and simply lost their temper –either way they were at a higher risk of weight gain.[2]

We have known for some time that physical problems like ulcers, high blood pressure, possible strokes, and depression are often associated with anger[3]. But now we can add one more problem that unmanaged anger brings into our lives--problem of weight gain. One way to lose the weight is to lose the anger.

([2] accessed 3-6-04. William H. Mueller, Ph.D. was lead author of study announced at the American Heart Association’s 44th Conference in San Francisco on March 5, 2004.)

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