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Fighting with neighbours produces cardiac infarction?





loveandormoney
Fighting with neighbours produces cardiac infarction?

University of Michigan made a study.
5 years
5,000 members
all 100% healthy at the beginning
of the study.

148 died during these 5 years by cardiac infarction.
And all of them did fighting with their neigbours.

The others survived.

Question:
Is screaming and shouting relaxing or destroying the body?
deanhills
I found a link to the research study, except the study looked at myocardial infarction the other way round from your claim. It was examining the potential health enhancing effects of positive neighbourhood characteristics such as neighbourhood social cohesion. The study looked promising until the research results were adjusted for other factors like age, gender, marital status, total wealth, smoking, exercise, etc. etc. The association then was found to be no longer statistically significant.

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What kind of research was this?
This was a cohort study that investigated whether higher perceived neighbourhood social cohesion was associated with lower incidence of heart attack (myocardial infarction).

Cohort studies cannot show that higher social cohesion caused the reduction in heart attacks, as there could be many other factors responsible for any association seen.

What did the research involve?
The researchers analysed 5,276 people without a history of heart disease who were taking part in the Health and Retirement Study – a nationally representative study of American adults over the age of 50.

People were asked at the beginning of the study about how they rated their neighbourhood social cohesion. Social cohesion was measured by the participants’ agreement with the following statements:

“I really feel part of this area”
“If you were in trouble, there are lots of people in this area who would help you”
“Most people in this area can be trusted”
“Most people in this area are friendly”

There was then a follow-up period of four years to see if those studied had a heart attack, which was self-reported or reported by a proxy if the participant had died.

The researchers looked to see if people with higher perceived social neighbourhood cohesion had a reduced risk of heart attack.


What were the basic results?
During the four-year study, 148 people (2.81%) people had a heart attack.

Each standard deviation (a measure of variation from the average) increase in perceived neighbourhood social cohesion was associated with a 22% reduced odds of heart attack after adjusting for age, gender, race, marital status, education and total wealth (odds ratio [OR] 0.78, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.63 to 0.94).

However, the association was no longer statistically significant if all potential confounders were adjusted for (age, gender, race/ethnicity, marital status, education level, total wealth, smoking, exercise, alcohol frequency, high blood pressure, diabetes, BMI, depression, anxiety, cynical hostility, optimism, positive affect, social participation and social integration) (OR 0.82, 95% CI 0.66 to 1.02).

The researchers also divided perceived neighbourhood social cohesion into four categories: low, low-moderate, moderate-high and high. When age, gender, race, marital status, education and total wealth were adjusted for, people with high perceived neighbourhood social cohesion were at reduced risk of heart attack compared to people with low social cohesion. Again, this association was no longer significant if all confounders were adjusted for.

How did the researchers interpret the results?
The researchers concluded that “higher perceived neighbourhood social cohesion may have a protective effect against myocardial infarction”.

Conclusion
This US cohort study found that higher social cohesion was associated with a reduced risk of heart attack. However, the association became non-significant once the researchers adjusted for all behavioural (such as smoking or exercise), biological (such a BMI) and psychosocial (such as depression) factors that could act as potential confounders.

It is difficult to draw any meaningful interpretation from these results. Perceived social cohesion in this study was only measured by asking people how much they agreed with four simple statements about whether they liked living in the area, whether people in the area were friendly and if they could be trusted. This tells us little about the sociodemographic structure of the area, or the individuals’ interpersonal relationships with others.

Also, despite the large initial sample size, there were relatively few heart attacks over the four years. Heart attack cases were also noted by individual or proxy-self report, rather than a review of medical records, which may also have led to errors.

There are a variety of biological, hereditary and lifestyle factors that are well known to be associated with greater risk of cardiovascular disease, and various other psychological ones that have been speculated (such as stress).

As the results of this study suggest, it is likely that any link between risk of heart attack and perceived social cohesion is being influenced by a varied mix of other factors.

If you want to try and reduce your risk of a heart attack, maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise, avoiding smoking and limiting alcohol intake are a great start.

Simply relying on your neighbours to cut your risk of heart attack is probably unwise.

Analysis by Bazian. Edited by NHS Choices. Follow Behind the Headlines on Twitter. Join the Healthy Evidence forum.

Source: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2014/08August/Pages/Are-good-neighbours-really-life-savers.aspx
loveandormoney
Stupid question: Are peace and harmony stupid?
Thank You for Your answer.
deanhills
loveandormoney wrote:
Stupid question: Are peace and harmony stupid?
Thank You for Your answer.
I'm personally not in favour of the word "stupid" as it is pretty meaningless to me.

Peace and harmony are great, but conflict is necessary to get to peace and harmony, so peace and harmony are always on the flip side of conflict and struggle, you can't have the one without the other. If you do, there is no progress and no meaningful peace at the end of it. "No struggle, no progress".
loveandormoney
Quote:


, but conflict is necessary to get to peace


This was a joke.
Wasnt it?
truespeed
loveandormoney wrote:
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, but conflict is necessary to get to peace


This was a joke.
Wasnt it?



When you have two opposing viewpoints,whether it be your neighbour,or on a larger scale your country,and you have conflicting views,then those views need to be aired,so that an understanding can be reached,it doesn't always have to be a physical conflict,it can be verbal,nothing wrong with that if the person you;re conflicting with has the same motives as you and that is to try to understand what makes the other person believe and think as they do.


Sometimes this boils over into wars with countries,but look at say England and France now,best of friends.

It works the same with your neighbours on a smaller scale,yeah sure you could ignore their loud music at 1am,or you could go round have a word and explain that you have work in the morning and need to sleep,they may be reasonable and turn it off,they may not,but you need to put yourself in that conflict situation to find and get a solution.
loveandormoney
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When you have two opposing viewpoints,



This I see every day:
Two humans
two kinds of cloth
two kinds of opinion.

Isnt it?
If all humas would have the same haircut and the same opinion
this would be boring.
deanhills
loveandormoney wrote:
Quote:


When you have two opposing viewpoints,



This I see every day:
Two humans
two kinds of cloth
two kinds of opinion.

Isnt it?
If all humas would have the same haircut and the same opinion
this would be boring.
Definitely true. No differences no struggle. No struggle no progress.
loveandormoney
Quote:


Definitely true. No differences no struggle. No struggle no progress.





Sorry
I cannot understand.

No difference: These are twins.
But You have woman and man and then there is struggle.
Why?

But then You say fighting and struggle is creating live and love.

Is this
when the winner is surviving?


After divorce?
mshafiq
It was said that if your neighbour are good and nice your life is good, If your neighbour are bad then it is very hard to live with that neighbour. I always try not to have any misunderstanding between both of them.I always try to have good relationship with neighbour. In my opinion neighbours are like your family. If your family is happy, you are happy. If your family is not happy your life is hell.
loveandormoney
This is a good idea. Friends are much better then enemies. So a good mood does help yourself.
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