Study Says: Get Married, Live Longer.

first_img Share 34 Views   no discussions Share New research shows that getting married could lengthen your life for up to 17 years. A study published in The American Journal Of Epidemiology reveals that single men have a 32 percent higher chance of death than married men across a lifetime. That means they could die eight to 17 years before the average married man — of loneliness?Single women fare a bit better: They have a 23 percent (or about seven to 15 years) lower life expectancy compared to their married peers. This data is based on 90 studies of around 500 million people compiled over the last 60 years by researchers at the University of Louisville: No small feat.Younger singles face greater chances of early death. The risk of death for 30 to 39-year-old singles was 128 percent higher than for married people of the same age. On the other hand, 70-year-old singles only had a 16 percent higher risk of death. Perhaps it’s because they’ve survived a single youth and emerged unscathed.These findings may make the independent singletons among us bristle: Why does marital status have such a dramatic effect on physical longevity?Explains David Roelfs, assistant professor of sociology at the university: “With the concurrent decline in public assistance, health benefits and the family wage in Western societies, single women are more economically and medically marginalized now than in previous years and are therefore at a higher risk for health problems and early death.”Married couples enjoy a stronger support network, while single people, even if they have family and friends, by default have less social support, says Roelfs. Plus, those family and friends are probably pressuring them into getting married.No wonder gay couples are making all that fuss about legalizing marriage; they know it’s the secret to long life.Written by Jessica Cruel for YourTango. Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! LifestyleRelationships Study Says: Get Married, Live Longer. by: – August 30, 2011 Tweetlast_img read more

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Graham joins Wolves on loan

first_img The 29-year-old has moved to Molineux after playing just once for the Black Cats this season. He will stay with Wolves until December 31 and will link up with his new club on Monday. Graham told the Sky Bet Championship club’s official website: “Wolves is a good club which has done very well over the last year and this is a good opportunity for me to try and play some regular football and get back to scoring goals.” Graham, who has not scored for the Black Cats in 14 games since a £5million move from Swansea in January 2013, went on loan to Hull and first club Middlesbrough last season. Wolves could be without Nouha Dicko and Bakary Sako in January and February if Mali qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations and have been looking for extra firepower. Loan striker Yannick Sagbo returned to Hull this week after failing to score in four games. Wolves are ninth in the Championship and head coach Kenny Jackett believes Graham can help their promotion push. “We feel this is a very good move for us,” said Jackett, to the club’s official site. “He has the goalscoring record that we are looking for and experience of playing up front in the Championship. “With our forward line he brings another dimension now with his experience and goalscoring record. “We look forward to him starting with us on Monday morning and working with the squad towards the Nottingham Forest game.” Press Associationcenter_img Wolves have signed Sunderland striker Danny Graham on loan until the end of the year.last_img read more

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