A new study has found that marriage is the key to a longer, healthier marriage.
In fact, the study statistics found that death rates for single men and women were twice as high. Divorced men are more likely to die prematurely.
A new study finds that married men and women live longer
Experts analyzed the data, from the UK’s Office for National Statistics, looking at the deaths of 5 million adults over the age of 20 between 2010 and 2019.
They found that divorced men were more likely to have an early death, followed by being single, then being widowed. For women, mortality rates were highest among the unmarried, followed by widows, then divorced, and then married women.
Scientists seem to think that this is because partners are looking for their loved ones, urging them to get health checks and also that happiness reduces stress.
While this study looked at married men and women, it appears that having a partner rather than an actual relationship is what can lead to a longer lifespan.
Sarah Cole, from the Office for National Statistics, said: For the first time we analyzed demographic trends in mortality rates by marital status.
“We found, by looking at data over a decade, that men and women who are married or in a civil partnership consistently have a lower mortality rate than their unmarried, divorced or widowed counterparts.”
Loneliness has also been linked to heart disease in older women
Meanwhile, new research from the University of California supports this study, as experts have found that loneliness can be linked to heart disease in older women.
The researchers looked at data from 57,000 women over the age of 65 for nearly a decade. They found that women who were feeling lonely and isolated were 13 to 27 percent more likely to have heart disease.
Lead author, Dr Natalie Golashowski, said: “We are social beings. In this time of Covid-19, many people are experiencing social isolation and loneliness, which may turn into chronic conditions.
“It is important to further understand the acute and long-term effects of these trials on cardiovascular health and general well-being.”
Cardiovascular disease causes 27% of deaths in Australia, and about 1.2 million Australians suffer from one or more conditions of heart or blood vessel disease.
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