Your Healthy Family

Mar 12, 2014 4:29 PM by Annie Snead, NBC

Marriage may heal your heart in more than one way

Women who are married or living with a partner are 28 percent less likely to die of heart disease than unmarried women; even though their risk of developing the disease is the same.
Researchers aren't certain why marriage affects survival.
They suggest these women may be encouraged by their partners to seek early medical treatment, take their medications and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


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