STUDY: Christmas Is Deadliest Day Of The Year

Heart attacks are more common during the holidays...

Doctors said reluctance might be one reason why 12 percent more people die during the &to=' target=_blank>holidays, especially from cardiac arrest when time is precious.

A new study found a nearly 5 percent increase in heart deaths over the 14 days spanning the December holiday. Some researchers blame the increase on eating more fatty or salty foods, drinking more alcoholic beverages and holiday &to=' target=_blank>stress.

Yet doctors said the key is listening to your body by putting your health first and the eggnog second.

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