Are there any studies on the connection between health and marriage?

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    There have been many studies linking health and marriage. Here are just a few.

    One found married people died of disease less frequently.

    http://dailycaller.com/2010/04/17/contemporary-studies-show-profound-evidence-linking-marriage-and-well-being/

    Another links the body’s ability to heal to couples arguing styies.

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/06/10/difficult.marriage.health/index.html

    Another links marriage to weight gain.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/05/health/05weight.html

    And yet another links quality of marriage to heart disease.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29529578

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    There are a myriad studies on the connection between health and marriage. 

    The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study examines the relationship between unmarried parents and the effects on the children: http://www.fragilefamilies.princeton.edu/about.asp

    “Marriage and Alcohol Use” examines the said topic: Miller-Tutzauer, C; K.E. Leonard, and M. Windle. “Marriage and Alcohol Use:  A Longitudinal Study of “Maturing Out”. J Stud Alcohol., vol. 52, no. 5, September 1991, pp. 434-4

    Numerous studies examine marriage and longevity:

    –  Zhang, Zhenmei and Mark D. Hayward. “Gender, the Marital Life Course, and Cardiovascular Health in Late Midlife.” Journal of Marriage and Family, vol. 68, no. 3, 2006, pp. 639-657.

    –  Kaplan, Robert M. and Richard G. Kronick. “Marital Status and Longevity in the United States Population.” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. 60, 2006; pp. 760-765.

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