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Study Reveals That People Who Are Married Have Healthier Hearts Than Singletons

By Sarah

June 8, 2017 at 10:14am

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Apparently marriage is pretty good for maintaining a healthy heart, researchers in the UK have found.

Experts discovered that people living with risk factors for heart disease have higher survival rates if they are married, Sunday World reports.

Scientists studied data on more than 900,000 patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes from 2000-2013, and found that those with high cholesterol were 16% more likely to be alive at the end of the study than those who were single.

Married people with diabetes have a 14% higher rate of survival, while married folk with high blood pressure were 10% more likely to survive.

"Our research suggests that marriage offers a protective effect, which is probably down to having support in controlling the key risk factors for heart disease," said Dr Paul Carter, lead researcher.

"The findings shouldn't be seen as a reason to get married, but rather as encouragement for people to build strong support networks with their families and friends."

Great - we're gonna be single forever and have bad hearts.

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