Anxiety Boosts Men’s Risk of Death from Cancer, Study Suggests

Men who experience excessive anxiety may be at increased risk of dying from cancer, pills a new study from Europe suggests.

In the study, nurse the researchers analyzed information from more than 15,000 people ages 40 to 79 in the United Kingdom, who were followed for 15 years.

Results showed that men who had been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder were twice as likely to die from cancer during the study period compared with men who had not been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. No link between anxiety and cancer was found for women.

Generalized anxiety disorder is a mental health condition in which people experience excessive and prolonged anxiety or worry, and may also have physical symptoms, such as muscle tension, sleep problems and difficulty concentrating, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

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