Living with a partner is better for your health. People ages 30 to 69 who live alone are almost twice as likely to develop angina, have a heart attack or suffer sudden cardiac death as people who live with others. The risk is even greater for women over age 60 and men over 50. Living alone itself is not the reason for the increased risk. People who live by themselves eat more fat, are more likely to smoke and are less likely to exercise.

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