Stressful Social Relations, Conflicts May Up Mortality Risk

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If your family, friends, and co-workers are making you stressed, it could increase your mortality risk. Frequent worries, demands, or conflicts due to your partner, children, other family, friends, and neighbors could increase your risk of death, says a new study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Data from the Danish Longitudinal Study on Work, Unemployment and Health, of 9,875 men and women 36–52 years of age from 1980–2000 was compared to the the Danish Cause of Death Registry for information on all-cause mortality up to December 31, 2011. Frequent worries/demands from a partner or children carried a 50–100% increased mortality risk; frequent conflicts with any type of social relation were linked to a 2–3 times increased mortality risk. Males were particularly affected by this, especially for those with frequent worries/demands from a partner.

Stressful Social Relations, Conflicts May Up Mortality Risk
Stressful Social Relations, Conflicts May Up Mortality Risk

Background Few studies have examined the relationship between stressful social relations in private life and all-cause mortality.Objective To evaluate the association between stressful social relations (with partner, children, other family, friends and neighbours, respectively) and all-cause ...

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