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Men Live Longer with Intelligent Women


There is no better buffer than intelligence”

A new study shows that an intelligent woman is the perfect companion for a man when it comes to health in the long run! Click on the audio player to hear more about this story in this edition of the Jazzy Report on The D.L. Hughley Show.

According to mental health scientists, the many benefits of marrying an intelligent woman is that you may live a longer, healthier and happier life. Men married to smart women are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as their smart ladies provide intellectual stimulation, reported TV3. “University of Aberdeen professor Lawrence Whalley explained that a person’s environment heavily impacts the risk of developing dementia. Studies conducted on the health of identical twins and other discoveries were revealed at a conference about dementia. He explained that women who constantly stimulate their husbands’ brains are helping them prevent memory loss and stave off dementia”.

“The thing a boy is never told he needs to do if he wants to live a longer life — but what he should do — is marry an intelligent woman,” Whalley said in the talk, entitled “Dementia: How Can We Protect Ourselves?”, conducted last week in Oxford, England.

In the contemporary world, smart wives promote healthy hearts. However several studies in the 1980’s suggested that men whose wives had more education than they had were more likely to die from coronary artery disease than men married to less educated women. A 2002 study found that the more educated a man’s wife, the lower his risk for coronary artery disease and risk factors such as hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol, smoking, and lack of exercise. And a 2009 study reported that men married to more educated women also enjoyed a lower death rate than men married to less educated women.

Generally, marriage protects health, confirmed by various studies like that of Japanese scientists who reported that never-married men were three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than married men. The Framingham Offspring Study also suggests that marriage is truly heartwarming. Scientists evaluated 3,682 adults over a 10-year period. Even after taking major cardiovascular risk factors such as age, body fat, smoking, blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol into account, married men had a 46% lower rate of death than unmarried men.

In the Framingham study, marital happiness did not seem to influence the overall protective effect of marriage. But in other studies, marital unhappiness and stress have been linked to an important cardiac risk factor, hypertension. Over time, in fact, marital stress is associated with thickening of the heart’s main pumping chamber, but job stress does not take a similar toll on the heart.

This research helps to counteract the pervasive myths that men do not enjoy intelligent women, disturbing claims that men don’t like smart women. The University of Buffalo that supposedly found that guys are turned off by talking to a brainy lady but the health benefits are more appealing. “Dating someone who keeps you on your toes makes for more sparks, more laughs, and way more interesting dinner conversation”.

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