Get married and reduce your risk of a heartattack
A new study suggests marriage may be a real life-saver
A sweeping study of over 15 thousand people in Finland, found unmarried people over the age of 35 have an as much as 65 per cent higher risk of heart attack.
Researcher say coronary events were 58 to 66 per cent higher among unmarried men and 60 to 65 per cent higher in unmarried women, in all age groups.
Not only did married individuals have fewer cardiac events, but the married people who did have a heart attack, had a better chance of surviving.
Researchers believe it's because married people take better care of themselves and each other, by reminding partners to take medicine and to keep doctor's appointments.
They say married people may also get earlier treatment, as their partner may initiate the call for help.
The study suggests the secret to preventing heart disease may be diet, exercise -- and putting a ring on it.
The study is published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.