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New Report Says Marriage Could Help Reduce Risk of Dementia

A new study suggests that being married could actually help reduce the risk of dementia, according to the Guardian. Experts said that levels of social interaction could help explain the findings of the research that showed people who are single or widowed were more likely to develop the disease. Experts conducted an analysis of 15 studies that contained data on dementia and marital status for more than 800,000 people from Europe, Asia, North and South America. The study was published in the Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry and concluded that lifelong singletons have a 42 percent increased risk of dementia compared with married couples. Those who have been widowed had a 20 percent…