A quick health check...

It may be something to do with the 'silly season', but there seem to be a lot of stories going around that are giving marriage/divorce health advice. I am, of course, no expert in these matters, but as part of my public service, I felt it my duty to bring the following to your attention.

The BBC (and others) is reporting that both marriage and divorce can trigger weight gain, according to research being presented at the American Sociological Association. In other words, a change of lifestyle can lead to a person gaining weight. So not exactly rocket science, then.

Meanwhile, The Telegraph (and others) is reporting that happily married people who undergo major heart surgery are three times more likely to survive than those who are unmarried, according to a new study. In other words, having a supportive spouse and a reason to "stick around" helps people to survive. So not exactly rocket science, then.

Neither report says anything about the effect that reading such stories has upon the will to live...


  1. Or perhaps it's the thought of the opportunity for countless more affairs which spurs them on during their convalescence! ;-)


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