Saturday, January 12, 2013

Marriage in midlife tied to a longer life

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Researchers have uncovered evidence that people who are married in middle age live longer than those who are not, whether from personal choice, divorce or death of a spouse.

The finding comes from researchers at Duke University Medical Center and has implications for understanding more about what causes premature deaths.

According to the study authors, we all expect to live a long life. But researchers wanted to know more about happens that makes people die younger.

Compared to people who were married in midlife, the investigation showed people who were not had twice the risk of dying.

The finding still held true even after researchers took into account other factors like health behavior and personality traits. Read the full story at EmaxHealth and more about how the conclusion that marriage in middle age extends life was reached. ◦