Stressed social relationships can lead to early death: Study

Zee Media Bureau/Ritu Singh

Washington: According to a new study, troubled relationships and frequent arguments with friends/family puts one's health at a great risk and can induce early death.

A person prone to constant fighting,nagging, bickering over things with people around can seriously affect one's mental health.

This study took in consideration the amount of stress people undergoe in their social interactions and whether they think that their friends, neighbours, partners, extended family or children ask too much of them. 

After ascertaining the deaths through the findings, the researchers suggested that men and women who fought a lot, regardless of who they fight with were more likely to die prematurely, especially unemployed people. Dealing with worries, expectations and demands from close family was also linked to a higher mortality risk, the study said.

Men who frequently deal with complaining partners and children, are more likely to feel risk of early death by 50 to 100 percent. The study said: "Men respond to stressors with increased levels of cortisol, which may increase their risk of adverse health outcomes."

The study is published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 

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