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Frequent arguments are linked to premature death, Danish study says

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3183 (Published 09 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3183
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Arguing with family, friends, or neighbours, particularly if you are a man and out of work, increases the risk of premature death, a study has shown.1

The researchers questioned 9875 men and women aged 36 to 52 who were taking part in the Danish Longitudinal Study on Work, Unemployment and Health about their everyday social relationships. They then tracked the participants from 2000 to the end of 2011 for information on all cause mortality, using data from …

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