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5 Ways That Love is Good for Your Health

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Love leads to a longer life

Fall in love and lead a longer life.
Fall in love and lead a longer life.
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The National Longitudinal Mortality Study has found that married couples have a longer lifespan than unmarried couples. Married men are also half as likely to suffer from a heart attack, while some studies claim that both married men and women have drastically lower rates of serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's and lung disease [National Longitudinal Mortality Study].


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