London, Mar 30 (Agencies): People who are married are 5 per cent less likely to have diseased arteries, according to a report on Daily Mail.
The study showed that being married lessened the risk of heart trouble. The research, which involved 3.5million people, is the first to compare wedded couples with those who are either single, divorced or bereaved.
“The study found that marriage is protective of both men and women’s heart health, reducing the chance of cardiovascular disease by 5 per cent. In particular, their risk of developing peripheral arterial disease - which affects blood supply to the legs – was 19 per cent lower,” the report said.
“They were also nine per cent less likely to get cerebrovascular disease – that which disrupts blood flow to the brain, causing a stroke. And, they were eight per cent less likely to get an abdominal aortic aneurysm – which can cause the body's main blood vessel ruptures.”