A new study says you can actually die from a broken heart

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A new study has proven that the effects of a broken heart can go further than just emotional pain, with a medical report claiming that severe heartbreak can actually lead to a grieving partner's death. Waaaaaah.

Danish researchers have published a report showing a positive correlation between people who suddenly develop irregular heartbeats and those who have recently gone through the shock of losing their spouse or partner. 

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In particular, the risk of atrial fibrillation (a condition characterised by irregular or quivering heartbeats) is 41 percent higher among people mourning the death of a loved one compared to those who aren't.

The data was taken from a study of over a million Danish people, with researchers concluding that the risk of death in mourners is at it's highest level 8-12 days after the loss of their loved one. 

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On average, it takes A FULL YEAR for the risk levels to return to a normal standard.

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Oh, and bad news for young people: Those under 60 are apparently more than twice as likely to develop problems, with the researchers noting that those whose partners were in good health a month before their death were 57% more at risk of dying themselves.

Shocking stuff.

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