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Married life cuts risk of deadly cardiac events; Childhood obesity raises MS risk in girls
Married life cuts risk of deadly cardiac events; Childhood obesity raises MS risk in girls

(February 2, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

 From Finland - A new report published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology finds that marriage reduces risk of heart attack in both men and women of all ages. Researchers studied over 15,000 fatal and non-fatal cardiac events that occurred over a 9 year period. Half of these events resulted in the individual dying within 28 days. Results showed that rates of these events was 58-66% higher in unmarried men and 60-65% higher in unmarried women when compared to married men and women of any age. 28 day mortality rates among unmarried men were 60-168% higher than married men, and 71-175% higher in unmarried women than married women.

From California - According to research published in Neurology, obesity may raise  risk of multiple sclerosis in young girls. Researchers studied 75 children and adolescents who had been diagnosed with paediatric MS. Participants were between the ages of 2 and 18. These children were compared to nearly 1 million healthy children. Results showed that risk of developing MS was 1.5x higher for overweight girls than girls of a normal weight, 1.8x higher for moderately obese girls, and nearly 4x higher among extremely obese girls. The association was not present in boys.

 
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