A Bad Marriage Can Hurt Your Heart

Hui Liu, a sociologist in Michigan, conducted a study to see if a bad marriage affects a woman’s heart health. The answer is: Yes, it does affect a female’s heart health. Liu found that the stress of a bad marriage, combined with natural frailty and a weakened immune system as we age, leads women who are in a bad marriage to have more heart problems such as heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and others. It is theorized that women are more sensitive to this problem, due to the fact that they internalize relationship problems, and thus have more stress then men do.

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