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How You Really CAN Die Of A Broken Heart, Harvard School of Public Health Study


11/15/2013 8:07:34 AM

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It is a phenomenon that has long been suspected - and now scientists say it really is possible to die of a broken heart. A study has found that when a husband or wife dies, the remaining spouse's risk of dying is 66 per cent higher in the three months after their partner's death.

And the effect may be stronger in younger people, say the Harvard researchers. For the new study, they analysed more than 26,000 Americans over age 50.

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