Researchers Pitch for Tying Knots

Researchers Pitch for Tying KnotsWhile if you have not yet decided to get hitched then there is another reason which might help you. It has been claimed by researchers that those who stay single during midlife might raise chances of premature death. The finding is reported to be applicable for American men and women in their early 40s and who are apparently not that serious to tie the knot.

The findings of the research, led by Ilene Siegler, a professor of medical psychology with the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical Center, have been shared online on Jan. 10 in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

The research is based on the UNC Alumni Heart Study, which examined data of over 4,800 men and women, who were born during the 1940s. It basically takes a deep look at how personality traits like optimism, pessimism, depression, sociability and hostility, observed in one's college years affects the risk of developing health diseases over a period of time.

"The reasons appear to be related to women's larger social networks", shared Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, chair of medicine and a professor of psychiatry and psychology at the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at Ohio State University, while agreeing that gender differences do have its role to play when talked about marriage's effect on health.