Health Tip: The Benefits of Tying the Knot

How marriage affects physical and mental health

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(HealthDay News) -- Marriage offers real benefits to a person's mental and physical health, research has found.

Here are some examples, courtesy of Hope College:

  • Better general health than non-married people, and fewer illnesses.
  • Lower incidence of alcoholism.
  • Lower rate of suicide.
  • Fewer average time spent in hospitals than non-married people, and faster rates of recovery.
  • Stronger immune system.
  • Less risk of depression, and reduced stress and anxiety.


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