8 Scary Ways Stress is Affecting Your Health
From cancer to stroke, scary and dangerous ways stress can wreak havoc on your body
We know that a little stress can be good for you, but when you're constantly feeling under pressure—overwhelmed, anxious, totally frazzled—the effects can actually add up to something dangerous. As if a clear, peaceful mind wasn't incentive enough to de-stress, we rounded up some of the scariest ways stress can wreak havoc on our bodies—from fueling cancer to raising the risk of heart attacks.
The extreme duress that a child experiences when exposed to violence early on could lead to premature aging of his or her cells, according to research in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
The study, which followed 236 children born in England and Wales between the ages of 5 and 10, showed that those who had been bullied, as well as those who were witnesses of violent acts or victims of violence by an adult, had shorter telomeres—a sign that they were aging faster, TIME reported.