Study: Women who marry younger men die sooner

May 13, 2010 9:11:57 AM PDT
Here's a story the stars of "Cougar Town" won't want to hear.Older women who marry younger men may die sooner.

A new study looked at nearly 2 million Danish couples. It found that women who marry a partner who is seven to nine years younger increase their risk of dying by 20 percent.

To make matters worse, the study says marrying an older man can also shorten a woman's lifespan.

It's unclear why this happens. Researchers say the best option might be to marry a man who is the same age. This study is reported in the Journal Demography.


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