At creation, God said, it’s not good for man to live alone (Genesis 2:18) and now we know at least part of the reason.
The Daily Mail reports that a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health concluded that divorced men, and those who live alone longer than seven years, face serious health consequences that can include an earlier death.
The authors of this study from the University of Copenhagen came to this conclusion after tracking the lifestyles and health of 4,800 people aged 48 to 62.
What they found is that the men who experienced divorce and breakups had 17% higher levels of interleukin 6 and C-reactive protein than those in committed relationships.
This results in higher inflammation in the body, which in turn increases the chance of heart attacks, hardened arteries, strokes, dementia, and even cancer.
They also found that men who lived alone for more than seven years had a 12% increase in those two chemicals.
It’s interesting that God specifically said it was not good for a ‘man’ to live alone. The researchers found that women who were divorced or lived alone for extended periods of time did not experience similar chemical increases and related health issues.