Marital Quality Affects Heart Health

We focus on nutrition at this site, but it is important to remember that there are a number of other factors that also impact our health. A new study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, helps make the point. The research, examining changes the men over almost 19 years, found a relationship between marital quality and cardiovascular health. Measurements were taken on blood pressure, resting heart rate, body mass index, lipid profile and fasting glucose. It was determined that “improvement and deterioration of longitudinal relationship quality appears associated with respectively positive and negative associations with a range of CVD [cardiovascular disease] risk factors.” So, while your looking eating well for health heart, give full attention to your relationships as well!

 

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