Devoted football fans experience 'dangerous' levels of stress
January 24, 2020. The BBC reports:
Devoted football fans experience such intense levels of physical stress while watching their team they could be putting themselves at risk of a heart attack, research suggests.
The Oxford study tested saliva from Brazilian fans during their historic loss to Germany at the 2014 World Cup.
It found levels of the hormone cortisol rocketed during the 7-1 home defeat in the semi-final.
This can be dangerous, increasing blood pressure and strain on the heart.
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