People who are divorced or widowed have a significantly increased risk of chronic disease.
Doctors have always believed that marriage is good for he alth. Now another argument has been found in favor of marriage. Divorced or widowed people have a significantly increased risk of chronic disease, a new study has found.
Sociologists tried to find out what effect marriage has on various aspects of a person's life, and found that marriage improves he alth, especially for men. Married men, for example, are more likely to survive surgery and live longer.
But what happens to those who get divorced? Researchers surveyed 9,000 people who had divorced or lost a spouse and found that singles were 20 percent more likely to develop chronic illnesses than those who were still married.
People who have remarried are less likely to have he alth problems than singles, but still more likely than those who have remained married.
Recently divorced women and men have also been found to have weaker immune systems than those who have been divorced for a long time.