Cheating Related to Heart Attacks in Men

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FLORENCE, Italy -- Oh, that cheating heart. If you're a man cheating on your wife, chances are you could suffer a heart attack.

According to researchers from the University of Florence in Italy, adultery is bad for the heart (not to mention the marriage). Researchers found infidelity was associated with "a higher risk of major cardiovascular event," including heart attacks.

Although they could not pinpoint a direct correlation, researchers said explanations could include a guilty conscience and stress related to keeping the affair a secret. In addition, older men who had an affair with a younger woman could feel stress related to keeping up with the demands of a younger lover.

In January 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviewed autopsy results of 5,559 people who died suddenly from heart complications. They found that 75 percent of those who died during sex were engaged in extramarital sex, according to Huffington Post.

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