Healthy marriage means healthier heart

A new British study has discovered people who enjoy good marriages have also better hearts.


The survey, carried out by researchers at University College London for 12 years, shows rocky relationships have negative effects on couples’ hearts and risks of suffering a heart problem is lower when enjoying a good marriage.


If previous research had shown that singletons die younger, this new study shows that choosing the wrong partner is even worse for health than being single altogether.


Those involved in relationships with regular arguments, criticism and conflict in general were more likely to suffer heart problems.


According to the authors, emotional fluctuations could cause hormonal changes and disturbances in blood that lead to ‘wear and tear’ on organs.