02/04/2013 08:47 am ET | Updated Feb 04, 2013

Stress Health Effects: 10 Scary Things It's Doing To Your Body

We know that a little stress can be good for you, but when you're constantly feeling under pressure -- overwhelmed, anxious, totally frazzled -- the effects can actually add up to something dangerous. As if a clear, peaceful mind wasn't incentive enough to de-stress, we rounded up some of the scariest ways stress can wreak havoc on our bodies -- from fueling cancer to raising the risk of heart attacks.

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10 Scary Effects Of Stress

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