AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — New research from the Medical College of Georgia shows the wear and tear on the body, from chronic and lifelong stress, can lead to an increased risk of dying from cancer.

The study looked at the cumulative effects of stress over time.

Dr. Justin Xavier Moore, epidemiologist at the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Cancer Center, led the study. He breaks down more details with Jennie in the video clip above.

You can read more about the research from MCG here.