Apparently, marriage has many things to offer. According to experts, comitting into this sacred bond can make people healthier than those who don't.
A new study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology
suggests that married people are healthier
than those who are single. The study
was conducted by experts at the Carnegie Mellon University.
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For the study, the researchers collected saliva samples from 572 healthy
adults aged 21-55 over three non-consecutive days. Multiple samples were taken during each 24-hour period and tested for cortisol.
Researchers found that married individuals had lower levels of the stress
hormone cortisol than those who never married or were previously married. The findings support the belief that single people, including those who are divorced or windowed, face
more psychological stress than married individuals.
But Kim, experts say..
“It’s is exciting to discover a physiological pathway that may explain how relationships influence health
and disease,” said Brian Chin in a statement
. Chin is a Ph.D. student in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Department of Psychology.
Researchers also compared each person’s daily cortisol rhythm. Those who were married showed a faster decline, a pattern that has been associated with less heart disease, and longer survival among cancer patients.
“These data provide important insight into the way in which our intimate social relationships can get under the skin to influence our health,” said laboratory director and co-author Sheldon Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty University Professor of Psychology.
Now you have many reasons why you gotta love marriage.