Nagging and arguments with partners increases mortality risk

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Having frequent arguments with partners, friends or relatives can increase the risk of death in middle-age. [s]BBC News[/s] reports that according to researchers from the [b]University of Copenhagen[/b], men and those not in work were most vulnerable. But although the research team calculated that constant arguing increased a man or woman’s mortality risk by two or three times the normal rate, they could not fully explain the factors behind it. Previous research suggests people with high levels of anxiety and demands from partners and children, and those who often argue with close family members, could be at a higher risk of heart disease and strokes. Past studies also suggest that a good social support network and a wide network of friends have a positive impact on health, while personality determines, to a large extent, how we perceive and react to social situations and relations.

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