Marriage makes Us healthier

A new Carnegie Mellon University study provides the first biological evidence to explain how marriage impacts health. Published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, researchers found that married individuals had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than those who never married or were previously married.

It’s exciting to discover a physiological pathway that may explain how relationship influence health and deceases, says Brian Chin, a PhD student at the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.