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Married people are THREE times more likely to survive middle age
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:15 EST, 11 January 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)

Posted on 01/12/2013 5:34:09 PM PST by Olog-hai

Being married could be the key to a longer life—by improving your chances of surviving middle age, claim scientists.

People who never married were almost three times as likely to die early than those who had been in a stable marriage throughout their adult life, US researchers found.

The new research suggests for the first time that not having a spouse in midlife increases the risk of dying during those years.

Being single after 40, or losing a partner without marrying again, increased the risk of early death during middle age and cut the chances of getting to 60.

Even when personality and risky behaviors such as smoking and drinking were accounted for, married people were still 2.3 times more likely to survive. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 01/12/2013 5:34:18 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

well, duh. wives never let you do fun stuff, and fun stuff is either dangerous or unhealthy.


2 posted on 01/12/2013 5:40:26 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: JohnBrowdie

lol


3 posted on 01/12/2013 5:45:54 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: sjeann

Another one for you know who to read!


4 posted on 01/12/2013 5:46:26 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Olog-hai
What are your odds when you are a homosexual man in a sham marriage?


5 posted on 01/12/2013 5:56:00 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Olog-hai
Married people are THREE times more likely to survive middle age

People who never married were almost three times as likely to die early than those who had been in a stable marriage throughout their adult life, US researchers found.

Not equivalent statements. If 1% of the married people die, but 3% of the unmarried die, then the unmarried are 3 times as likely to die. On the other hand for married people to be three times more likely to survive, then at least two-thirds of the unmarried would have to die so you have a 33% unmarried survival rate and a 99% married survival rate. Any higher and you would need a greater than 100% survival rate of the married people.

6 posted on 01/12/2013 5:58:19 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Olog-hai

My Brother died at age 66 almost exactly a year after his wife passed.


7 posted on 01/12/2013 5:59:51 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Olog-hai

I guess I am going to die. Oh well....


8 posted on 01/12/2013 6:04:56 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Why do married men die before their wives?????

BECAUSE THEY WANT TO!!!!!


9 posted on 01/12/2013 6:05:56 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: KarlInOhio

Good analysis — an important distinction. Are there no numerate journalists?


10 posted on 01/12/2013 6:06:42 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Olog-hai
It just seems like you live longer.

/johnny

11 posted on 01/12/2013 6:07:20 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Olog-hai

what about surviving middle age in an unstable marriage?


12 posted on 01/12/2013 6:15:12 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: shelterguy

you know why. ;)


13 posted on 01/12/2013 6:16:23 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Yeah, the hookers and blow usually comes to end at marriage ;-)


14 posted on 01/12/2013 6:25:41 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: Olog-hai

My ex wife will live to be one day older than me. She was put on earth for one resaon only; To torment me. If I’d have shot her when I first wanted to I’d have been out by now. BTW, I’m 61 and have been divorced from the bitch over 20 years. The definition of a wedding ring is a viscious circle.


15 posted on 01/12/2013 6:30:26 PM PST by umgud
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To: KarlInOhio

Um, excuse me, but could you please not bring reality into this?


16 posted on 01/12/2013 6:54:14 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Olog-hai

hey I was Married, once. I dated a Women a few years ago who tried to STAB me (still comes by to retrieve the knife, Cops took her away with another knife).

NO I did not Read the Article.


17 posted on 01/12/2013 6:55:37 PM PST by corbe (mystified)
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To: Olog-hai
I don't know if I like the implication that "middle age" ends at 60.

None of the recent popes has died before the age of 60 (John Paul I was 65), and none of them were married.

18 posted on 01/12/2013 6:58:44 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: miliantnutcase

. . . and by then, we’re willing to die anyway ;)


19 posted on 01/12/2013 7:06:59 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Olog-hai

I read another study that said married people live longer. But it turns out they decided it just seems that way.


20 posted on 01/12/2013 7:14:12 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: corbe

No, proper application of domestic violence law is that you were clearly guilty of interferring with her hobby of innocent knife swinging!
Lucky you were’t charged.


21 posted on 01/12/2013 7:19:43 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Olog-hai
If I hadn't dumped my ex in mid-life, one of us would be dead right now and the other would be in jail for it.

I love being single. If someone in the room is talking and I don't like what I hear, I just hit the mute button. Problem solved!

22 posted on 01/12/2013 7:20:05 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("If you're going through hell, keep on going."--Winston Churchill)
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To: DesertRhino
No, proper application of domestic violence law is that you were clearly guilty of interferring with her hobby of innocent knife swinging! Lucky you were’t charged. If I was as drunk as SHE was, I would be sittin' on Death Row (Texas, ya know), for Felony Theft, Enhanced, for stealing her knife. She keeps comming back for it because it's all STEEL, Balanced, and she apparently wants to STAB someone more Drunk than I was. Did I mention the PASSION???!!!????
23 posted on 01/12/2013 7:32:53 PM PST by corbe (mystified)
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To: corbe

For an admitted Computer NERD, my HTML sux. As does my ability to find Women that don’t want to STAB me....Oh well, maybe turning my Java Scipt OFF will save me...


24 posted on 01/12/2013 7:36:40 PM PST by corbe (mystified)
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To: Olog-hai

I lost my wife when I was 48 and turn 60 this year. I tried dating but after her it was hard for me to meet other women that are half the woman she was. Dating women at this age is not worth the effort. Death will be a welcome rest and I fear it not.


25 posted on 01/12/2013 8:06:57 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Olog-hai

when does middle age end so i know if i survived?


26 posted on 01/12/2013 8:21:06 PM PST by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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To: Olog-hai

A good marriage is better than being single.Being single is better than a bad marriage.


27 posted on 01/13/2013 4:19:24 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: Olog-hai

I lost my beloved wife when I was 52 and I lived eight miserable years until G-d brought a lovely lady into my life and we will soon be married three years. BTW she is the same age my first wife would have been.

Marriage blessed by the Lord does absolutely contribute to longevity. At least I can wake up & look forward to each day.


28 posted on 01/13/2013 5:55:34 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Olog-hai

Single men 100% more likely to enjoy the peace and quiet.


29 posted on 01/13/2013 6:01:28 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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Single people don’t live a shorter time, married people just find that life seems interminable. ;’)


30 posted on 01/13/2013 10:09:27 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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