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Happily married men 'have lowered stroke risk'

Happily married men 'have lowered stroke risk'
2nd March 2010

Single men or those who are in failed marriages are much more likely to have a stroke than happily married men, according to new research released from an institution in Israel.

Dr Uri Goldbourt, who led the study at Tel Aviv University, explained that those on the wrong end of the scale were 64 per cent more likely to have a stroke than those holding down great relationships.

While strokes were assessed, it was also found that instances of diabetes could be tracked in much the same way.

Scientists at the institution were surprised at the results as they did not believe it this important to men that a happy home life could improve health in such a way.

Women's chances of stroke will likely be tested by researchers in the next poll.

Dr Goldbourt said that the organisation considered age at death and adjusted its study for "socioeconomic status, obesity, blood pressure, smoking habits and family size, as well as existing diabetes and heart disease at the time of the earlier survey".

Every year in the UK, an estimated 150,000 people have a stroke, with a third likely to die within the first ten days of the attack.

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