Retirement living men who eat a balanced diet, get plenty of exercise and follow doctor's orders are likely to be enhancing their overall wellbeing. Happily, studies show that being married can also reduce a man's risk of having a fatal stroke.
The findings are based on the Israeli Ischemic Heart Disease Study, which began in 1963.
Researchers have found that 8.4 percent of men who were single at the start of the study died of a fatal stroke, compared to 7.1 percent of men who were married, according to TheHindu.com.
The study followed over 10,000 men, and the data gathered has been used to draw a variety of conclusions about men's health.
Uri Goldbourt, a professor of epidemiology and preventive medicine at Tel Aviv University, presented the findings on the correlation between marriage and a reduced risk of stroke at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference, WebMD.com reports.
Though men are more likely to have a stroke than their spouses, retirement living women can reduce their risk by controlling their blood pressure, reducing their exposure to cigarette smoke and eating a healthy diet, according to the American Heart Association.