I’m Going to Stop Arguing

Arguing With Your Spouse Harms Your Heart Health

Arguing father and daughter

Researchers asked couples to discuss a sore subject that would trigger a fight for six minutes while being filmed. After tapes of those conversations and comments were reviewed and evaluated, patients were given CT scans to determine how coronary artery calcification affected their health, if at all.

Domineering behavior increased the risk of clogged arteries by 150 percent for men. Women who were hostile had double or more the number of cardiovascular blockages.

The men whose bodies showed the least amount of atherosclerosis were those in relationships in which both spouses could discuss a problem without being controlling.

To read the full article: USATODAY.com – Arguing hurts the heart in more ways than one

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