According to a new study, being in a marriage helps to survive surgeries. And single people are more likely to have a fatal risk within two years of the procedure.
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Being married can be the key to a happy life.
And now researchers have found that commitment has another benefit.
Mainly for men.
According to new study, they are more likely to survive surgery.
The research was done by Duke University (United States).
More than 11,500 adults undergoing noncardiac surgery were followed.
Overall, 7.6% died within two years of the operation.
The data revealed that single men are 53% more at risk of death in this period.
And divorced people have a 76% higher risk compared to married or widowed.
However, marital status revealed no postoperative effect among women.
It is not clear how marriage protects men, but not women.
Previous research has shown that women have larger social networks.
Men, on the other hand, tend to rely solely on their spouse.
Widowers tend to maintain strong connections with their families.
This explains why they have the same survival rates as married men.
Divorced men, on the other hand, are more likely to lose touch with family.
The study was published in the scientific journal Journal of Surgical Research.