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Divorce is good for a man's health!

We aren't speaking of mental health! But studies have revealed that getting a divorce may actually boost man's health and interestingly enough, they have the exact opposite reaction on women, who tend become more unfit.

sex and relationships Updated: Dec 10, 2010 18:36 IST

Getting a divorce may actually boost man's health, claims a study. Women who divorce are likely to become less fit, the Daily Express reported citing experts. The latest findings suggest divorced single men pay more attention to their bodies to try to win a new mate. Although the divorce rate in England and Wales is currently at its lowest for 29 years, it is the highest in Europe, 11.5 percent get divorce per 1,000 couple.

The latest study of 9,000 men and women was conducted by scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm over eight years. The researchers said "There was a significant increase in fitness in men who divorced but a tendency towards a decrease in women who divorced." Single men have the pressure of keeping fit to increase their attractiveness and find a partner."

First Published: Dec 10, 2010 17:58 IST