Mild anxiety raises risk of early death by 29%, increases death anxiety
Depression and anxiety have long been linked with negative health effects, but analysis of ten new studies reveals that the risk of death increases for those with mild anxiety.
“The study found that people frayed by even slight distress, meaning they sometimes stayed awake at night worrying or had trouble concentrating on tasks, for example, were about 20% more likely to die over a 10-year period compared to people who reported no such symptoms.
People with mild distress were about 29% more likely to die of heart disease or stroke than people who reported no distress. Mild distress didn’t seem to raise the risk for cancer.
People with moderate levels of distress were about 43% more likely to die of any cause. And people with high levels of distress were 94% more likely to die during the study than people with no distress.”
Yet another thing to worry about.