Married people have something to smile about! According to the new studies, regardless of age, sex, or even cardiovascular risk factors, married people had significantly less chances of having any kind of cardiovascular disease than those who were single, divorced or widowed.
Married people carry a 5 percent lower risk of having any heart disease than single.
But the study holds some bad news for the widowed and divorced people because they are more prone to suffer from any kind of cardiovascular disease, including coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, cerebrovascular disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
The research also found that younger married people, under age 50, had a 12 percent lower risk of disease than younger single people.
Couples above 60 had approximately 4 percent lower odds of disease, however, couples between the ages of 51 and 60, had 7 percent reduced risk
Risk factors of cardiovascular disease are : smoking was highest among divorced people (at 31 percent) and lowest in widowed people (at 22 percent) and obesity was most common in single and divorced people (at 31 percent and 30 percent, respectively). Whereas, Hypertension, diabetes and being sedentary were most common in widowed people (at 77 percent, 13 percent, and 41 percent respectively.)