A study has determined that for men, long life and good health have nothing to do with the man’s education and everything to do with his wife’s. Men married to smart women live longer.
The effect may relate to skill at processing advice about healthy lifestyles, and passing it on — educated married women are more likely to share their good lifestyle habits.
These habits could include healthy food choice, exercise routines, and risk-avoidance.
Times Online October 18, 2009
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health December 2009; 63(12):992-8
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