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Deprived areas now suffer from higher heart diseases - and the causes might be linked to emotional stress.

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Heartbreak Science
The latest research and incredible stories from around the world suggest that the heart is a far more complex and mysterious organ than was ever thought. With heart disease now the number one killer in the world today, this programme looks at the body's most important muscle in a revolutionary new way. From incredible connections between the heart and the mind to an intriguing system of neurons dubbed 'the little heart in the brain', this is the secret life of the human heart. Turning the tables on accepted medical opinion, Heartbreak Science explores whether people can die of a broken heart, whether our minds can cause heart disease and whether the heart could share some of the brain's crucial functions.

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