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Nagging early grave: Groundbreaking study on unsurprising scenario

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Nagging and an early grave most definitely have a correlation, according to a new study out about men and their wives. The National Post reported May 9 on a study done in Denmark about the potential deadly side effects of wives nagging at their husbands. This research study had to do with finding a link between the "hundreds of extra male deaths each year" and a "demanding partner."

Men who lived under pressure placed on them by their marriage partners were two-and-a-half times more likely to die within 10 years than those in less stressful relationships, 10,000 people discovered. In fact, the study revealed that the nagging effects on men could be so strong that it's responsible for thousands of deaths annually. Danish researchers indicated that as many as 315 extra men die each year due to the pressure and worries their wives put on them.

How did women fair in the study? Did nagging mean an early grave for them? It appeared that they did just fine and that their death rates didn't change.

Stress has a way of prompting unhealthy eating habits and leads to issues like heart disease and stroke. Men tend to created higher levels of the cortisol hormone and that's linked to poor health.

Another reason nagging can harm men is that they don't have as many people in their social network. Women tend to have more friends to share worries with and be able to talk about things.

One other factor meant bad news for men when it comes to nagging. When they work, they tend to get relief from stress at home, but those that unemployed are prone to more nagging which equated to an extra 462 deaths per year.

Findings in this nagging and early grave study was published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.


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