Gap Fill - Married People - Level 5


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A new study says bliss has beneficial health . Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University said being married reduces of a stress hormone called cortisol. Researchers tested for cortisol in the of 572 adults on three different . Multiple samples were taken throughout day. The researchers found that the married people had less cortisol than people who were single, separated, divorced or . The researchers said: "Married people tend to be …but the through which this occurs remain ."

The hormone cortisol has different in our body. It regulates blood levels, immune responses and inflammation. It can increase the of heart disease and the chances of surviving . High levels of cortisol are linked to mental conditions like and depression. Dr Sheldon Cohen said the provide, "important insights into the way in which our social relationships can…influence our health". Researcher Brian Chin added: "It is to discover a physiological that may explain how influence health and disease."

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