Divorced women are more vulnerable to health diseases

Divorced women are more vulnerable to health diseases

It was believed earlier that men are more vulnerable to the break-up effect rather than women. But the latest research showed that the influence of the divorce on women can be as strong, and sometimes even stronger, than on men.

Women who broke up with their husbands are at greater risk of receiving a heart attack rather than the others.

It was believed earlier that men are more vulnerable to the break-up effect rather than women. But the latest research showed that the influence of the divorce on women can be as strong, and sometimes even stronger, than on men.

Women that have never been divorced have less chance to have health problems, Women who were divorced once have a 24% higher chance of having heart-problems and this number increases to 77% when talking about women that went through two divorces. And even remarriage won’t lower the risk of having a heart-attack. Researchers also found that divorced women with new husbands have a 35% higher chance of ending with a heart attack.

“We have found that the cumulative long-term divorce effect can leave traces on a man’s health to the rest of his or her life.” said Matthew Dupre – the professor of medicine at the Duke University.

Previous researches showed that divorce can lead not only to heart problems, but also to insomnia, cancer, diabetes, depression which also increase the risk of early death.

15,000 people took part in the experiment. All of them had the age between 45 and 80 years. Nearly 30% of the participants were divorced at least once. The study lasted 18 years, from 1992 to 2010. Respondents were questioned about their health and conjugal status every two years.

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