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En español | The marriage vows say "in sickness and in health," but what if it's marriage itself that helps determine whether you're ill or robust? "In general, yes, a good marriage enhances health, because having someone you love and want to keep around encourages healthy behavior," says Christine Proulx, associate professor of human development and family science at the University of Missouri.
If you're thinking that a good marriage must be better for your health, it's not that simple. Marriage also provides important social support, which could explain why recent studies show that married couples are more likely to survive cancer and less likely to develop dementia or be hospitalized with pneumonia, compared with unmarried adults.
Microbiome is the term used to describe the vast ecology of bacteria (and viruses and fungi) that live on and in the body.
Conventional medical wisdom may consider bacteria to be "bad" for us, representing the spread of disease, etc., but we have over 1,000 different types numbering in the trillions of "good bacteria" in and on our bodies and particularly in our gut.
Here are some of the ways your relationship affects your well-being.