Doctors Warn Football Fans Of Increased Heart Danger During Super Bowl

The stress of your favorite football team losing the Super Bowl could send you to the emergency room.

Dr. Victoria Shin at Torrance Memorial Hospital cites a study in L.A. County that shows an increase in heart attacks following the L.A. Rams 1980 Super Bowl loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Meanwhile, there was a decrease in the number of heart attacks in 1984 when the then-L.A. Raiders beat the Washington Redskins.

Dr. Shin says the evidence is anecdotal, but it's possible that stress and binge eating that day contributed to the increase of heart-related trips to the E.R.


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