Source Pravda.Ru

Worry about health? Try to leave in marriage…

Married adults are healthier than widowed, divorced or those never married, though husbands have a tendency to gain extra weight, founding to a new US study.

The study, issued by the US National Center for Health Statistics, was based on a survey of 127,545 adults in the US.

&to=http://http://english.pravda.ru/society/2003/02/19/43493.html' target=_blank>Married people are less likely to smoke, drink heavily or be physically inactive, the report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows. They are less likely than singles, divorcees or widowed adults to be in fair or poor health, and are less likely to suffer from headaches or serious psychological distress.

But the report finds that married men are more likely to be overweight or obese than other men. “Never-married adults were among the least likely to be overweight or obese,” reports Daily Times.

There are two theories describing influence of a marriage on the adult person. Proceeding from the first, husbands complain about the raised weight... However under other theory the comparative analysis shows, that by way of drinking alcoholic drinks, smoking, using of narcotic substances people married much more differ from divorced, &to=http://http://english.pravda.ru/fun/2002/11/14/39537.html' target=_blank>widowed or never marrying.

The report found that married people were least likely to light up a smoke, at 18.8 percent, compared with 22.9 percent for all adults. The most likely to smoke were those living with an unmarried partner, 38.4 percent, and divorced and separated people, 34.7 percent.

Some 4.7 percent of adults reported they had become heavier drinkers than previously, with the lowest rate among marrieds at 3.7 percent. Again, those living with an unmarried partner had the largest share reporting more drinking, 8.2 percent, followed by the divorced and separated, 6.4 percent.