Marriage and Being Single Trumps Cohabitation When It Comes to Men’s Health

June 11, 2014 8:59 PM

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If you’re a man, there appears to be health benefits to either remaining single or getting married as compared to living with your significant other according to a new study from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) published June 11, 2014 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study found men who are single or married are more likely to visit their doctor on a regular basis than those men who are living with a partner, but not married. Women didn’t see the same increase in health benefits between cohabitation and marriage as men did.

The study further notes that among the three groups studied (married, single and cohabiting), those men who are living unwed with their partner are the least likely to have had preventative medicine screenings in the past year such as blood or cholesterol tests. The findings apply to both older and ...

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