Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nagging can cause serious health problems-may cause death...

Why a nagging partner is bad for your health

It is a complaint heard in households across the country, usually muttered under the breath: ‘All this nagging will be the death of me.’

Couple having an argumentNag, nag, nag, its bad for your health.
Now, all those browbeaten husbands and wives have the proof to support their claims.
Research has shown a partner’s ‘excessive demands’ can significantly increase a person’s risk of suffering angina – a painful condition that can be a precursor to heart attacks.
‘Serious worries from significant others seem to be important risk factors,’ said the report’s authors, from Copenhagen University in Denmark.
In a six-year study of 4,500 men and women aged 40 and 50, demands from a partner increased the risk almost fourfold, while stress from children and other loved-ones almost doubled the risk.
Commenting on the report, Cathy Ross, a nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said: ‘There is evidence stress may be linked to an increased risk of heart
disease but the mechanism of how this happens is not clearly understood.’
The study is in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

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