Three or more weddings 'bad for your life expectancy'
Published 13/08/2010 | 11:32
Those who wed three or more times are a third more likely to die early than those who marry for life, scientists found.
US researchers studied the health of almost 9,000 men and women aged in their 60s and 70s, most of whom had married at least once.
There were suggestions that it could be the stress of multiple divorces or bereavements had a detrimental effect on the body's systems.
Alternative conclusions were that people who tend to cheat on or leave one partner for another more regularly could be more flippant towards their own health.
Rod Stewart and Tom Cruise are two famous names who have been married three times.
The research was published in the Journal of Aging and Health and reported in the Daily Mail.