Research has shown that married couples tend to be more healthier than unmarried couples or single people.
Research has found that married couples motivate each other to;
- avoid unhealthy foods
- socialize more
- discourage smoking and drinking
More information can be found in the - Systematic review and meta analysis of observational studies on Marriage and the risk of dementia / Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
Time.com Article reflecting the review and analysis of observational studies on marriage and risk of dementia conducted by the Journal of Neurology. Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
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