Numbers Don't Lie

Friday, July 14, 2006

Living alone doubles risk of heart disease

After conducting a study of 138,000 people aged between 30 and 69 in the Danish city of Aarhus, UK, Doctors found people who live alone are 2 times more likely to suffer serious heart disease as those who live with a partner. This results consistent with earlier studies.
Although the reasons for the increased risk were unclear, Doctors believe it is likely to be linked to factors associated with single living, such as smoking, obesity, high cholesterol levels, less frequent visits to family doctors and the lack of a family support network.

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Blogger business voodoo said...

... and just perhaps ... from the lack of regular use of what the heart is intended to do ... be the seat of intelligence and love. ... not that those who are single don't have it, its just that ...

well, let's say you want to swim every day ... that's easy if you have a pool in your back yard ... but if you don't you have to be extraordinary and make an unusual commitment to go the Y for that daily swim.

numbers do really count!

peace & harmony,
elaine
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

12:10 AM

 
Blogger Urileye said...

Wow. How fortunate that I have a cat to love! And a plant. Not to mention the person in the mirror. I love her.

10:04 AM

 

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