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What is the Relationship of Marriage to Physical Health?

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Staton, Jana.
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National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
Fact Sheet
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This fact sheet from the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center focuses on the increasing body of evidence on the protective effects of healthy, higher-quality marriages as well as on the health hazards of lower-quality marriages, especially as adults grow older. To this end, it presents research findings on the relationship between marriage and physical health for various populations across the life span. (Author abstract modified)

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