Create Account | Sign In: Author or Forum

Search Symptoms

Category: Reproductive Medicine | FYI

Back to Health News

Relationship Status Impacts Health

Last Updated: August 07, 2017.

(HealthDay News) -- How happy a person is in a relationship has a powerful influence on the person's health, a new Harvard University study finds.

In fact, the link between a person's happiness in a relationship impacts health more than wealth, social class, IQ, genes and cholesterol levels, according to researchers at the school's Study for Adult Development.

The study found a satisfying relationship helps the person:

  • Protect against disappointment.
  • Delay mental and physical decline.
  • Cultivate new relationships.
  • Reconnect with loved ones.

Previous: Study Links Moderate Drinking to Reduced Risk of Dementia Next: Health Tip: Don’t Use Sunscreen on Newborns

Reader comments on this article are listed below. Review our comments policy.

Submit your opinion: