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Happy Marriage or Good Health?

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couple_in_love_1600_wht_10952It seems that men can’t have both!

Researchers looking at  more than a thousand couples aged over 57 over 5 years have found that men, but not women, in bad marriages are less likely to suffer from diabetes.

They believe the answer lies in the power of nagging.

Wives are usually more likely to remind husbands to stop smoking, to eat healthily, to stop having chocolate, to take medicine” says Professor Hui Liu from Michigan State University.

On the one hand this is good for the husband’s health. On the other hand it might increase the tension

The professor was surprised by the results of her research expecting thereto be a positive relationship between the quality of the marriage and diabetes.

Marriage is well known to promote health, particularly for men.

In this study women’s health improved with the quality of the marriage lowering their risk of becoming…

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