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Heart Health

22 August 2011

Marriage good for the heart

Giving your heart to a supportive spouse turns out to be an excellent way to stay alive, according to new research from the University of Rochester.

Giving your heart to a supportive spouse turns out to be an excellent way to stay alive, according to new research from the University of Rochester.

In fact, the effect of marital satisfaction is "every bit as important to survival after bypass surgery as more traditional risk factors like tobacco use, obesity, and high blood pressure," says coauthor Harry Reis, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester.

 

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