Divorce and Your Health: Why Divorce Is Worse for Women's Hearts

April 14, 2015 8:00 PM

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Divorce and Your Health: Why Divorce Is Worse for Women's Hearts

Dissolving a marriage is hard on everyone, but researchers say the psychological stress of a divorce can have serious physical effects on the heart, especially for women.

Women who divorced at least once were 24% more likely to experience a heart attack compared to women who remained married, and those divorcing two or more times saw their risk jump to 77%. In the study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, Matthew Dupre of Duke U...

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