Does anxiety contribute to ulcers?
Date: 2014-08-11
Author: By Felicity Bean, AdvDipHSc (Nut&HM)
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People who suffer from anxiety are four times more likely to develop ulcers compared to those who don’t, according to results from a recently published 10-year prospective study.

Published in General Hospital Psychiatry and co-authored by Professor Nick Talley from the University of Newcastle, the study observed the link between anxiety and self-reported ulcer in over 2000 middle-aged males. Mental health and social factors were questioned and characteristics such as smoking and alcohol intake were taken into account.1