Fighting with friends could cause more than boiled blood

Posted at: 06/09/2014 3:33 PM
Updated at: 06/09/2014 5:56 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Fights with friends could permanently damage a woman's health.

A new study finds middle-aged women who fought with friends had significant jumps in blood pressure that never decreased.

This effect was not seen in men, or women over 65.

Researchers say this may be because younger women may still have other job and children-related stresses, while older women have learned to avoid negative people and situations.