Five Facts about Being Married


050914_insider_insidescoop-health• A 2014 study by researchers from New York University’s Langone Medical Center that looked at more than 3.5 million men and women found that married people have a significantly decreased risk of heart disease.

• Ohio State University psychology researcher Brad Bushman and his team studied 107 married couples for three weeks and found that low blood sugar made spouses more likely to be angry at one another.

• According to a 2013 study at Bowling Green University, the U.S. marriage rate is now only 31.1 or 31 per 1,000 unmarried women. That is the lowest rate in more than 100 years. In comparison, in 1920 the marriage rate was 92.3.

• The same study found that the average age of first marriages for American women is now the oldest it has been in over a century at 27 years old.

• A 2013 study by the National Marriage Project found the greatest number of people ages 20-28 who consider themselves highly satisfied with their lives are married. The report also says that most women in the study who described themselves as “very happy” got married between the ages of 24 and 26.

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