Recent studies at Duke University shows a new and improved benefits of marriage in 2016 — it can boost your survival rate after a stroke.
Another study, which was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that the risks of dying after a stroke were 71 percent greater for adults who never married than for adults who were continuously married.
However, patients who were divorced or widowed face a 23 percent and 25 percent greater risk of death, respectively, than those who’ve never divorced. Risk of dying after a stroke was 39 and 40 percent greater, respectively, for those who were divorced or widowed more than once compared to their continuously married counterparts.
In 2016, recent research also found new protective effects of marriage when it comes to our health.