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Research shows “silver splitters” less likely to survive a heart attack

A study from Duke University showed that people who never married are 73% more likely not to survive a heart attack compared to their married counterparts. The study attributes this phenomenon to a lack of social support.

Divorce is equally bad for the health of people who suffered from a heart attack: divorcees are 70% more likely to die after a heart attack. British Heart Foundation representative Maureen Talbot said that as people get older, they should take note of their lifestyle choices. She said “Whether you’re married, divorced or single, the main cause of a heart attack is the build-up of fatty plaque in your arteries. People are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke as they get older so it is important to determine any necessary lifestyle changes as early as possible to reduce your risk.”

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