Drinking-wise, marriage benefits men more than it does women, according to a recent University of Cincinnati study. A long-term marriage lessens men’s alcohol use, but increases women’s, researchers found.
Researchers analyzed three previous studies, for a total number of respondents of just under 10,400 people.
The Cincinnati researchers found that married men drink less than single, divorced, and widowed men, mainly because their wives’ more infrequent drinking habits affect theirs. Married women, however, drank more than their single or widowed counterparts, because their men’s habits rubbed off on them. Conundrum, eh?
Women, if if makes you feel better, a recent study found that married people with heart problems, whether they were male or female, were three times as likely to survive the next three months post-operation than their single counterparts. So at least there’s that.
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