WASHINGTON – Being married is independently associated with a significantly reduced rate of vascular disease across all arterial beds, according to a population-based study of more than 3.5 million subjects.
This apparent protective effect was strongest in younger individuals. In a multivariate regression analysis adjusted for demographics and cardiovascular risk factors, married subjects under age 50 years were 12% less likely to have prevalent vascular disease than were those who were single. The risk advantage shrank with advancing age such that married participants above age 70 years…
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