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Could The Big Game Be Bad For Your Heart?

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Junk food, beer, cheers and jeers are all part of game day, but how stressful are they all on the heart?

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Dr. Richard Shlofmitz from St. Francis Hospital says screaming at the TV while chowing down on unhealthy foods isn’t the best combination for your heart.

“Your emotions are rising up and down and you are eating bad things. You’re usually eating fried foods, salty foods, you’re drinking If you have a heart condition, it could be exacerbated,” he said.

While it may be hard to do, Shlofmitz recommends staying away from too much salt like potato chips and fried foods and says if you start experiencing certain symptoms, seek help right away.

“If you’re getting tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, light-headed, arm pain, dizziness, those are things you better get checked out,” he said.

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