Rocky marriages can be hard on the heart

March 5, 2009 5:26:33 PM PST
Living in a bad marriage could take a toll on a woman's heart.

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University of Utah researchers studied nearly 300 couples for 20 years and found women under marital strain had increased risk factors for heart disease.

Leaving a troubled marriage does not seem to be the answer; the same study found divorce raises the odds of heart disease.

Experts recommend counseling for couples in rocky relationships.

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