British researchers have established that the stresses and tensions of driving in today's traffic situations can precipitate heart attacks through a build-up of "neutral fats" in blood vessels.
SV Doctor attaches equipment to patient's chest
MV&CV Doctor into car with equipment, patient drives
TV Car along road
SV Nurses and doctor take blood samples from racing drivers before race (4 shots)
GV Start of race
SCV Doctor in laboratory interviewed (SOF)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 6: (DOCTOR) "The Theory is that when people become emotionally involved in a situation, that the body "panic button" causes the hormones to be released into the blood, and these liberate free active fat into the blood. This combines with the sugar that people take in relatively large amounts in their diet, and this combination now know as "neutral fat" is laid down in the walls of the blood vessels, and this eventually causes heart attacks."
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Background: British researchers have established that the stresses and tensions of driving in today's traffic situations can precipitate heart attacks through a build-up of "neutral fats" in blood vessels.
Volunteers from the Institute of Advanced Motorists have been helping research doctors. Electrodes attached to the chests of the drivers enable close monitoring of the stresses, and frequent blood samples....taken also from racing drivers....reveal chemical changes throughout testing.
The combination of aggression, or an aggressive attitude, and no physical exertion is now known to dramatically push up the amount of dangerous chemicals in the blood. Motoring delays and frustrations therefore accelerate the process. Aggression in sport such as football has little adverse affect because the neutral fats produced are absorbed by muscular activity.
Doctor Malcolm Carruthers is a leading researchers.