Divorce Can Raise Risk of Early Death, Study Says

January 10, 2012 Updated Jan 10, 2012 at 12:31 PM EDT

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Divorce Can Raise Risk of Early Death, Study Says

January 10, 2012 Updated Jan 10, 2012 at 12:31 PM EDT

According to the Arizona Republic, a new study by University of Arizona researchers has found that divorced adults have a higher risk of early death than those who are married.

Though the study did not conclusively find that divorce leads to early death, researchers who analyzed data from 32 published studies found divorced adults had a 23-percent greater risk of dying early than married adults.

Read the Arizona Republic story HERE.