Grief promotes inflammation, which in turn increases the risk of depression, cardiovascular disease, and premature death
Loss of a loved one could kill yourself too - health science news

By conducting interviews with, and analyzing blood parameters of, people whose spouse recently died, researchers found more inflammation markers in those of were grieving the most. Inflammation is known to contribute to many diseases in older adulthood. For example, depression is linked to higher levels of inflammation, and those who lose a spouse are at higher risk of depression, cardiovascular disease, and premature mortality. The current study shows that grief, regardless of people’s depressive symptoms, is associated with inflammation, which, in turn, can be cause of disease and even death.

Read the full story: Rice University
Scientific publication: Psychoneuroendocrinology