Men diagnosed with anxiety at a higher risk of dying from cancer

Men over the age of 40 with generalized anxiety disorder are reportedly two times more likely to die from cancer than men without the condition.

That's the result of new research from the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology's Congress in Vienna.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the study of nearly 16,000 British participants took place over the course of 15 years. Researchers found 1.8 percent of the male participants in the study had been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.

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Taking age, alcohol consumption, smoking and other factors into the risk assessment, their chances of dying from cancer were 2.15 times higher if they had that diagnosis.

Despite the study's findings, the connection between anxiety and cancer remains unclear.

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