football fansWith the Super Bowl now less than a week away, the media hype machine is shifting into high gear. The two teams competing in the game, the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, are slated to arrive in Dallas, the site of the game, today. Celebrities renowned for their partying ways are flocking there as well to host glitzy, high-end liquor-sponsored soirees, and scores of Americans are beginning to make weekend plans for taking in the biggest spectacle in all of sports. But should they be worried about going into cardiac arrest?
That's what a new study published in the journal Clinical Cardiology warns: that the enhanced consumption of booze, fatty food and fandom-related stress on Super Bowl Sunday is a toxic recipe for the average human heart. But let's not hold off on the guacamole just yet -- the gist of the report stems from a study of Los Angeles-area residents following a single Super Bowl featuring the then-Los Angeles Rams more than 30 years ago.Read More »from The Super Bowl can be hazardous to your health, say researchers