A recent study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has found that nagging a partner can increase their risk of angina.
Angina is painful discomfort in the chest which is usually caused by coronary heart disease.
The study itself involved following over 4,500 Danish men and women who did not have heart disease at the start of the study back in 2000.
The participants were divided into two different groups, the first of which was for individuals aged 40 at the start and the other aged 50, both of whom were followed for a period of six years.
Both groups were asked various questions about their health, the quality of their relationships, levels of demand from others, levels of worry they experienced and whether they were involved in many arguments and if so how often.
The results of the study showed that high demand from partners quadrupled the risk of angina, dealing with issues from children and family more than doubled the risk and argumentative neighbours increased angina risk by 60 per cent.
Authors of the study from the University of Copenhagen, said: ‘Excessive demands and serious worries from significant others seem to be important risk factors for development of angina.’
Upon completion of the study, nine per cent of the group had developed angina and the results were similar for both men and women.
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