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type A be·hav·ior

a behavior pattern characterized by aggressiveness, ambitiousness, restlessness, and a strong sense of time urgency. New research has revealed that it is hostile behavior, which can be commingled with other type A traits, which is associated with increased risk for coronary heart disease. See: hostile behavior.

type A personality

Psychology
A relatively distinct set of character traits, which is commonly seen in individuals who are aggressive, hard-driving “workaholics”. Those with type A personality have been traditionally regarded as being at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, which may be related to the presence of a second component (consisting of repressed hostilities towards others, or hopelessly frustrating situations), which induces a “toxic core” nidus.

type A personality

Psychology A relatively distinct set of character traits, commonly observed in aggressive, hard-driving, 'workaholics'; a temperament characterized by excessive drive, competitiveness, a sense of time urgency, impatience, unrealistic ambition, and need for control. See 'Toxic core'; Cf Type B personality, Type C personality, Type D personality.

type A be·ha·vior

, type A personality (tīp bē-hāv'yŏr, pĕr'sŏn-al'i-tē)
A behavior pattern characterized by aggressiveness, ambitiousness, restlessness, and a strong sense of time urgency; associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease.

type A be·ha·vior

, type A personality (tīp bē-hāv'yŏr, pĕr'sŏn-al'i-tē)
Behavior pattern characterized by aggressiveness, ambitiousness, restlessness, and a strong sense of time urgency. New research suggests that it is hostile behavior and associated with increased risk for coronary heart disease.

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Q. what defines a person as having diabetes type 2?

A. In type 2 diabetes -- noninsulin dependent or adult-onset diabetes -- glucose levels rise because the body is resistant to the effects of insulin and the amount insulin produced by the body is insufficient to overcome this resistance. Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed in adults over age 40 but can develop in younger people and children. People with a family history of type 2 diabetes have a greater risk of developing the disease. Most people with type 2 diabetes are overweight and physically inactive.

Other risk factors include: history of gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy), polycystic ovary syndrome, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and history of impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose. People with metabolic syndrome (a combination of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, and abnormal ability to process glucose) are also at higher risk for the disease. Hope this helps.

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A study on myocardial infarct group showed a significantly higher incidence of Type A personality in the myocardial infarction group.2 Our study was only focused on frequency of type A and B personality and year wise increase.
Type A behaviour causes high stress levels and can be moderated through exercise.4 After filling the questionnaire in our study UGMS were given awareness regarding their personality type and association of type A personality with CAD Injuries and other negative health effects.
If possible a cohort study shall be planned and conducted over at least a period of ten years as to find frequency with increasing years and type A personality. Another limitation was that we did not assess their socioeconomic status which would have highlighted the association between the socioeconomic status and type A personality.
This study is very beneficial for future research as to find a link between type A personality and coronary heart diseases hypertension and depression to ascertain the influence of personality factors on the course of coronary artery disease which is the major cause of deaths in our society.