Are you single? Here’s another reason to find your one true love as soon as you can! A new study shows that being married reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Worried now? Well according to a team of researchers at the Keele University in the United Kingdom, single people are more susceptible to having cardiovascular diseases, even fatal ones such as a heart attack or stroke – compared to married people.
Married people are at a lower risk of heart attacks or strokes.
The researchers believe the findings may be linked to various factors, like additional emotional and social support from a spouse.
In the study published in the journal Heart, the researchers explored the connection between marital status and cardiovascular risk.
The team of researchers reviewed over 30 studies involving more than two million people. They took into consideration the information on the respondent’s marital status and the risk for heart-related problems.
Having a spouse can protect against cardiovascular diseases.
The results show that single people or those who had been divorced or widowed had a 42-percent higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and a 16-percent higher risk of developing a coronary artery heart disease.
Also, single individuals had a greater risk of dying from heart disease (42 percent) and stroke (55 percent).
How are married people protected against heart disease?
Dr. Mamas Mamas, lead author of the study said:
“For example, it is well known that patients are more likely to take important medications after an event such as a heart attack or a stroke if they are married, perhaps because of spousal pressure.”
“Similarly, they are more likely to take part in rehabilitation which improves outcomes after strokes or heart attacks.”
Also, married people have someone who can recognize sudden changes in their partner’s health. For those who are both working, they likewise have a dual income to support their health care. Another theory is that married people have someone to provide support, especially during hard times.
Your Body Shape Says A Lot About Your Personality
Find out what your body shape says about you.
Our body takes form due to several factors: from the way we eat to the way our ancestors were built. Although diet and exercise is a huge factor in forming one’s shape, the body will always have that particular appearance even if you gained or lost some weight.
When we were kids we thought that there were only two body shapes: big and small. But the truth of the matter is that there are four most common body shapes and they could actually reveal a lot about your personality.
1. The round or apple shape
7 After Meal Habits That Can Be Harmful To Your Body
Here are 7 common habits that you should not do after a meal.
Many people have a bit of spare time after eating their meal. While others use this moment to watch TV, listen to music, or catch up with family and friends, some have made a routine that could affect their health.
Here are 7 common habits that you should never do after eating because of its negative effects on your the body.
16:8 Intermittent Fasting Diet Really Works, Study Says
You can eat everything you want and still lose weight!
Intermittent fasting has been popular over the past few years and now, a new study showed that it is indeed an effective way to help obese people lose weight. Furthermore, a new type of intermittent fasting called the 16:8 diet, has shown efficacy in weight loss.
Though fasting diets have been known to promote overall health, this new fasting diet can both help obese people decrease weight and even lower their blood pressure readings.
The diet is called 16:8 because you can eat whatever you like for 8 hours and fast for the remaining 16 hours.