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Being married may help prevent type 2 diabetes, regardless of whether the relationship is happy, a study suggests.
Previous studies found marriage has a range of health benefits compared with being single.
The researchers looked at data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing on 3,335 adults aged 50 to 89 who did not have diabetes at the start of the study.
The data showed that 76 percent of people in the study were married or living together.
They found that the quality of the relationship did not make a significant difference to the average levels of blood glucose.
The researchers concluded: “Likewise, these relationships appeared to have a protective effect against HbA1c levels above the pre-diabetes threshold.”
Type 2 diabetes has also been linked to rising rates of depression, particularly among young adults.
The study was conducted by the University of Luxembourg and was published in Diabetologia.