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Married women have lower risk of dying from heart disease than single women, says UK study

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2072 (Published 12 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2072
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Women who are married or living with a partner have a similar risk of developing ischaemic heart disease to unmarried women but a substantially lower risk of dying from it, data from the Million Women cohort have shown.1

Being married has been associated with lower mortality from heart disease in men in some studies, but there has been less evidence of an association among women.

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