Married Life Status Reflects the Change in Person’s Cardiovascular Risk

This is not for the first time that researchers are suggesting a direct link between heart health and marital quality. The findings have been published in ‘Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health’ that also shows same theory. According to the British longitudinal study, the married life may not invariably good or bad and it can be tied to little changes in the person’s cardiovascular risk over the time.

Researchers compared some inevitably good relationships for the period of 18.8 years. They found that the improved relationships had been associated with a bit reduction in their LDL cholesterol (as (-0.25 mmol/L, 95% CI -0.46 to -0.03) along with a BMI reduction (i.e. (-1.07 kg/m2, 95% CI -1.73 to -0.42) after some adjustment of few other factors.

Findings of the study for 16 years also shows that people get sweeter steadily in marriages can have healthier weight and lower cholesterol if compared with the people who remain same after marriages.  Still those two marriage cases were preferable as comparing with other worst cases in which the couples were more likely to have a risk of high blood pressure in future.

Dr. Ian Bennett-Britton from the University of Bristol in the UK wrote that, “This is the first study to assess the association between repeated measures of marital relationship quality and a broad range of cardiovascular risk factors over two decades. These findings were little changed after adjustment for measures of socioeconomic status.”

Bennett-Britton added “An apparent link between marriage and health is a consistent finding across many studies, going back as far as 1912. What’s not been clear is whether this is simply a reflection of healthier and wealthier people getting married or a true protective effect of the marriage itself.”

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