Divorcees suffer heart attack more than happily married people

Divorcees suffer heart attack more than happily married people

Divorcees suffer heart attack more than happily married people

There are things that can potentially harm you and your health badly. And there is nothing that impacts you more badly than a divorce. There is no denying the fact that people who divorce are at very high risk of suffering heart attack.

To be true a latest study claims that the people who have been through a divorce are more prone to heart diseases compared to those people who are happily married.

The study also concludes that the heart attack risk is all the more high among divorced women. The latest study was conducted by researchers associated with Duke University Medical Centre. The researcher concluded after extensive study that divorce increased heart attack risk among both women and men, especially those who divorced more than once.

heart problemsAs many as 15,827 women and men who had married at least once were examined in the course of the study. The subjects were asked their marital and health status every 2 years between 1992 and 2010. One third divorced at least once during this period.

Researchers attached with the study claim that they found that the stress related with divorce had a lasting impact on health. The risk of a heart attack among women who went through one divorce increased by 24 percent in comparison to women who stayed married to their partner. On the other hand, women who divorced more than twice, their risk of a heart attack doubled, making it comparable to having high blood pressure or diabetes.

Researchers of the Duke University also claimed that the risk among men who divorced once was lower, increasing by 10 percent, while men who divorced twice or more were found to be 30 percent more at risk of having a heart attack. Moreover, men who remarried had the same lower risk of heart attack as those who had been married continuously to one partner. The study was published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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