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Published on Jan 31, 2013
 

Married people less prone to heart attacks: Study

 
 

PARIS (AFP) - Married people are less prone to heart attacks than singletons and more likely to recover if stricken, according to a Finnish study published Thursday.

Researchers collected data on 15,330 people in Finland between the ages of 35 and 99 who suffered "acute coronary events" between 1993 and 2002.

Just over half of the patients died within 28 days of the attacks.

The team found that unmarried men in all age groups were 58-66 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than married ones.