Wed­ded bliss

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - WELLBEING -

Mar­riage is good for your health, ac­cord­ing to a study by Aston Med­i­cal School in Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land. Re­searchers who an­a­lysed more than one mil­lion pa­tients with an av­er­age age of 60 over a 13-year pe­riod found that those with a spouse were less likely to die from high blood pres­sure, high choles­terol and type 2 diabetes. The re­sult was at­trib­uted to part­ners keep­ing tabs on one other about their med­i­ca­tion, diet and ex­er­cise. While re­searchers in­sist this is not a rea­son to get mar­ried, they do hope it en­cour­ages peo­ple to build strong sup­port net­works with fam­ily and friends.

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