By Vision Reporter
Still single? Consider getting married because, according to researchers, single men stand a greater risk of dying before their time. Worried already?
It gets even worse. Apparently, trying to live healthy, though encouraged, may not offer much protection if you are single, because smokers and men who drink alcohol, for instance, are likely to live longer than you if they are married.
During the study, researchers took into account comparative risks over a seven-year period following previous studies that showed that married men and women tend to enjoy better health than those who are single.
In some studies, it was found that single men and women tended to lead worse lifestyles when compared to their counterparts. It also mattered that single men do not have anyone to look out for them, so chances of neglecting healthy habits were high.
In one study, researchers at the University of Warwick found that married men had an overall lower risk of dying, even when they were exposed to effects of smoking, drinking and other poor lifestyles.
The results of the study showed that married men had a 9% lower risk of dying compared with unmarried men. The lead researcher of the study advised single men, especially smokers, to get married as soon as possible because: “It is as clear as day from the data that marriage… is what keeps people alive.
It makes perfect sense to ask how a ring of gold can possibly do this. But the honest answer is, that we don’t know,” he said.