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Boredom can lead to death.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:36 pm 
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People who complain of boredom are 2.5 times more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke than those who don't.

Twenty-five years ago, British researchers asked 7,524 civil servants between the ages of 35 and 55 questions pertaining to their level of boredom. Recently, they revisited that sample group and calculated death rates based on the decades-old responses.

"The findings on heart disease show there was sufficient evidence to say there is a link with boredom," said the study's co-author. He added that some of the increase in heart problems might have to do with bored people being more likely to turn to smoking and drinking. Alteratively, they may join this forum.

So you can be bored to death. But can you be tickled to death? Now that would be an interesting study.


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