The study that shows that nagging can lead to an early grave is making headlines in the UK.
A headline in The Independent read, "Nagging could drive men to an early grave, study suggests."
The study shows that naggers could ultimately cause an early death for the person being nagged.
This recent study was conducted in Copenhagen, Denmark. The results showed that people with stressful relationships are as much as two or three times more likely to die prematurely and that men are most at risk.
The research paper was published in the Journal of Epidemiol Community Health.
The University of Copenhagen report found that men are more affected by stress because many of the tendency of some men to keep their feelings bottled up more than women. Women tend to be more vocal immediately when things upset them.
The researchers found that 315 extra deaths per 100,000 people could be caused by stressful relationships, including demands from their partners, The Telegraph reported. The study found that women may be more immune to the effect of nagging, the report concluded that there was little effect on their death rates.
The Telegraph reports that researchers found that 315 extra deaths per 100,000 people each year could be blamed on stressful relationships, including nagging demands from partners.
The researchers questioned 9,875 men and women, whose ages ranged from 36-52, questions about their relationships, the Independent reported. Then the Danish researchers followed up with those same subjects 11 years later. A total of 4 percent of the women and 6 percent of the men they had interviewed 11 years earlier had died.
The scientists then took it one step beyond They analyzed the link between the deaths and arguments and worries the individuals had in their relationships.
The results were amazing. People who had frequent nagging demands from partners and frequent demands from partners had 50-100% increased mortality risk.
Researchers noted that stress increases the risk of heart disease and stroke and encourages poor habits such as eating junk food or not getting enough exercise.
This study’s results showing an impact on stress and mortality had been backed by many previous studies.
An Israeli study conducted by Tel Aviv University study in 2006 found that stressed workers were almost twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, LiveScience reports.