Married Couples Live Longer if They are Happy
by Karen Lachica in Fitness on Sep 01, 2011
Happily married couples who are experiencing coronary bypass surgery are more likely to be alive three times more compared with the unmarried ones. This was drawn from a recent study conducted by the University of Rochester’s researchers.
The study’s lead author Kathleen King, and also a professor emeriti at the School of Nursing at the University of Rochester explained that there is some kind of an element in a good relationship that assists couple staying on the “happy” path.
Harry Reis, the study’s co-author and a professor of psychology from the University of Rochester, accounted that the marital satisfaction’s outcome is as significant to the bypass surgery survival as a lot of conventional risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and tobacco use.
However, according to the study, the advantage of having a happy marriage has different effects for women and men.
For women, the relationship’s quality is much important. Marriages that are satisfying rise the survival rate of women almost four times, while those who were unsatisfied do not have survival bonus practically.
For men, generally, marriage is associated with higher rates of survival. This means that if the marriage is satisfying, then the survival rate will be higher.
The study was conducted by looking at and analyzing 225 people who underwent bypass surgery between the years 1987 and 1990.
After fifteen years of surgery, there were 83% of happily married women who were still alive compared with 27% of unmarried women and 28% of unhappily married women.
For men, there were also 83% of happily married men, however, the not so happily married men charged fairly well.