Toxic relationships may cause cancer, finds study

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Washington, Jan 30: The University of California, Los Angles researchers revealed that negative social friendship can lead to increased inflammation, which may in turn cause a host of illnesses from cancer to heart disease and high blood pressure, reports The ScienceNews.

The report further claim that, scientists have found that there is a link between toxic relationship and a host of illnesses such as cancer, depression and heart attack.

Furthermore, the report said that the researcher asked 122 young, healthy adults with no history of heart disease or inflammation disorders or depression to keep a diary of all positive and negative social interactions for eight days as well as descriptions of any incidents that involved competition.

Later, the study revealed that the people with the most negative social interactions recorded in their diaries, and those who reported stressful competition in work or academic pursuits, had substantially higher levels of one of the inflammatory proteins, TNF receptor 2, than did those who recorded fewer such incidents.

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