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Divorce may increase risk for heart attack (acute myocardial infarction)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by MeSci, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    I can't access the full text so can't ascertain the possibility of confounding factors or reverse causation, e.g. people with difficulty forming/sustaining good marriages also being prone to other risk factors for myocardial infarct, or existing stress (due to other factors) contributing to the breakdown of marriages, etc.

    But I am open to the possibility that emotional stress can increase the risk for some illnesses.
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  2. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    Another reason not to get married.
     
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  3. svetoslav80

    svetoslav80 Senior Member

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    In some cases divorce can actually make you live longer.
     
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  4. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

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    Eheh, you took words out of my mouth :D
     
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    barbc56 Senior Member

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    My translation: Men STILL depend upon women to do work they should learn how to do themselves! :lol:

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  6. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    It all depends on the man, the woman, and the quality of the relationship. If you share the same values, know how to communicate with and listen to each other, and how to own your own buttons when they get pushed, that is a good place to start having a healthy relationship.
     
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  7. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Yup!

    But you have to wonder about the validity of a study like this as there are so many factors that make up a relationship as well as many circumstances and reasons for divorce.

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