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Better marriages make for healthier hearts: study

PARIS: Men whose marriages grow stronger over the years have healthier cholesterol and blood pressure than peers whose unions fall apart, said a study Monday that hinted at unexpected health perks of relationship counselling. Researchers got more than 600 men in Britain to rate the "quality" of their marriage at two points in time -- when their child was three, and when they were nine. The men could describe their union as consistently good, consistently bad, improving, or deteriorating. Another 12 years later, the…