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One of the biggest questions in life is, does being in love really help you’re overall health? As simple as it maybe to love someone it still is one of the hardest things to maintain, especially when you’re in a committed relationship.

Most of us want to find love with that special person but in reality there’s no time table on when this will happen. So for those of us who aren’t “in love” does our health really decline?

via. Huffington Post

When you’re in love...

Your heart is healthier. Love is good for the ticker. A large 2013 study from Finland, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, showed that marriage reduced the risk of both fatal and non-fatal heart attacks among men and women of all ages. The researchers looked at a register of more than 15,000 “acute cardiac syndromes” (which includes both fatal and non-fatal cardiac events) over 10 years — the participants were all over 35 and lived in one of four regions of Finland. They discovered that cardiac events were 58 to 66 percent higher in unmarried men and 60 to 65 percent higher in unmarried women, compared to their married peers. And 28-day mortality rates were 60 to 168 percent higher among unmarried men and 71 to 175 percent higher for unmarried women.

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