Hostility, the metabolic syndrome, and incident coronary heart disease

Raymond Niaura, John F. Todaro, Laura Stroud, Avron Spiro, Kenneth D. Ward, Scott Weiss

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Abstract

This investigation examined the impact of hostility and the metabolic syndrome on coronary heart disease (CHD) using prospective data from the Normative Aging Study. Seven hundred seventy-four older, unmedicated men free of cardiovascular disease were included in the study. The total Cook-Medley Hostility (Ho) Scale score, anthropometric data, serum lipids, fasting insulin concentrations, blood pressure, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and total dietary calories were used to predict incident CHD during a 3-year follow-up interval. Multivariate analysis indicated that only Ho positively predicted and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level negatively predicted incident CHD. Ho's effects on CHD may be mediated through mechanisms other than factors that constitute the metabolic syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)588-593
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Psychology
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2002

Keywords

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Hostility
  • Metabolic syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Niaura, R., Todaro, J. F., Stroud, L., Spiro, A., Ward, K. D., & Weiss, S. (2002). Hostility, the metabolic syndrome, and incident coronary heart disease. Health Psychology, 21(6), 588-593. https://doi.org/10.1037/0278-6133.21.6.588