Relationship Status Impacts Health

Outweighing wealth, social class and IQ

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(HealthDay News) -- How happy a person is in a relationship has a powerful influence on the person's health, a new Harvard University study finds.

In fact, the link between a person's happiness in a relationship impacts health more than wealth, social class, IQ, genes and cholesterol levels, according to researchers at the school's Study for Adult Development.

The study found a satisfying relationship helps the person:

  • Protect against disappointment.
  • Delay mental and physical decline.
  • Cultivate new relationships.
  • Reconnect with loved ones.

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