Picture a marital disagreement about what needs to get done and how fast...the husband looks at wife and says, “your nagging is killing me”  Sound familiar? Well, look out because it turns out he may be telling her the truth.

At the University of Copenhagen researchers followed just under 10,000 men and women aged 36 to 52 for 11 years and here is what they found: a nagged man has double the risk of death during middle age.

And bad new guys it isn’t just nagging from your wives sending you to an early grave. The study warned that any man who feels he is being constantly nagged - by his wife, the children or neighbors is at higher risk.

The reason for this end result they feel, is that the worry and stress caused by arguments can lead to heart disease and also lower the immune system leading to other health problems. Adding to this problem for a guy and in tandem why it doesn’t affect women the same way comes down to  a man’s lack of sharing problems with a close friend. And get this conundrum, a man’s confidant is usually the woman who is vexing him, ouch.

So what kills the nagged man? Over the 11 year period 196 of the adults died - causes ranged from heart disease, cancer, liver disease from alcohol abuse and suicide.

Men who said they faced ‘many’ demands from their partner or family and friends were more than twice as likely to die compared to women in the same category who were 34 per cent more likely to die.

Upshot, the study was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health - blamed stress for causing the early deaths as it triggers high blood pressure and heart disease.