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Nagging partners could drive men to an early grave

​If you've ever been told you're a nagger, you might want to take it easy from now on.

"Study out of Denmark found people with stressful relationships are two to three times more likely to die prematurely, men being most at risk." (Via WFXT)

According to research from the University of Copenhagen, men are thought to be more affected by stress because many tend to keep things bottled up more than women do.

According to The Telegraph, researchers found that 315 extra deaths per 100,000 people per year could be caused by stressful relationships, including demands from partners.

The Independent reports researchers asked 9,875 men and women, whose ages ranged from 36-52, questions about their relationships. Eleven years later they checked up on them and found this:

"Dealing with worries and demands from close family was also linked to death." (Via KHOU)

Four percent of the women and 6 percent of the men had died. Researchers analyzed the connection between individuals' deaths, and arguments and general worry in their relationships. Turns out people who had frequent worries and demands from a partner had a 50-100 percent increased mortality risk.

Note that nearly half of those deaths were from cancer; the person's age, gender, living arrangements and employment status were also taken into consideration. Another factor was their ability to cope with stress.

LiveScience brings to light other stress-related health risks that have been researched before.

A 2006 study from Tel Aviv University showed stressed workers were 1.8 times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. Another study in 2006 from the University of California at San Francisco showed hormones triggered from stress could cause skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema.

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