Men who cheat on their wives more likely to die of a heart attack

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Researchers in Italy examined monogamy among men and discovered an interesting correlation -- having an extramarital affair increases men’s risk of having a deadly heart attack.  
 


It’s almost cliché: a middle-age man having sex with a woman who is not his wife keels over in flagrante delicto, what’s known as sudden coital death (oh yes, it has a medical name). But like some stereotypes, it appears to be based in truth, says Dr. Marc Gillinov, a heart surgeon at The Cleveland Clinic and co-author of the book "Heart 411," which looks at cases of sudden coital death, among other cardiac events. (Gillinov did not participate in this study.)
 
The researchers -- from the University of Florence -- examined the medical literature related to cheating by searching for “unfaithfulness,” “extramarital affairs,” “infidelity” and “men.” Reliable statistics about cheating are hard to find because most people claim to be morally opposed to cheating and don’t chat to scientists about it. The authors report that anywhere from 15 to 25 percent to as many as 30 to 50 percent of men cheat at least once in their lives. Then the researchers looked at a variety of physical and mental health factors and the rates they occur in both monogamous and un-monogamous men.  
 
Doctors have long known that men live longer if they consistently have sex into old age, but knocking boots only provides a health boost if it occurs with the same partner in a familiar place. Sex into old age only helps if you’re doing it with your spouse. Sudden coital death occurs most frequently when a man engages in coitus with a woman who is not his long-term partner.
 
While scorned wives might believe these results make sense on a karmic level, the authors found them surprising. Generally, cheating men have better hormonal and vascular function, meaning they’re healthier than monogamous men (finally, a reason to be excited that your man is a couch potato).
 
But the authors believe that the act of trying to keep an affair secret might contribute to cheating men’s increased risk of a deadly heart attack.
 
“It’s the added stress of trying to have a secret affair,” says Gillinov. “You are doing things that you don’t normally do.”
 
Cheating men frequently have affairs with younger partners and these men feel they have to drink, smoke, and eat more to keep up with their mistresses. All this adds up to increased heart rate, blood pressure, and anxiety, which can contribute to a heart attack. Although, sex itself is no more strenuous than walking up a few flights of stairs.  
 
“It’s also like there is a medical reason for fidelity,” Gillinov says.
 
The article appears online in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.


Published at: 07:42 AM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
Author: Paddy Hayes
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ikwo1 at 12:17 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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i c. but will never cheat on my wife not bcos of this storyoooooooooooo
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malvin2525 at 12:24 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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Big Lies, And If It Is True Then It For The White People Not for Africans
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Osiki at 12:37 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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That means men should be bold enough to MARRY more than one if they cannot avoid "cheating" ooo (Do mean really cheat? Tradition, culture and society allow them to "meet with" more than one woman)! Solomon had 1000 women (registered, maybe excluding "backyard ooo) and probably did not die of heart problems.
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Idbabe at 12:40 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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Na tru na bcos he will always be afraid dat wat he is doing the partner is doing same.  Do sowehow, u get somehow.  Noh be me talk am o
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Angelita2 at 12:53 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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long story
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Sophyrocks at 12:54 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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Hmmm. No wonder we r seein men wit most cases of high bp n stroke. I see.

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BournIdentity at 12:56 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Shocked Grin
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legionkiwi at 01:31 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: malvin2525 on 12:24 PM, 28/05/2012
Big Lies, And If It Is True Then It For The White People Not for Africans
Grin from the look of things u are a potential cheater
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sportyzander at 01:41 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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abeg next plz
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Toniaben at 01:42 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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Tell them!
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Lekan22 at 01:52 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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ok
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BournIdentity at 02:04 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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k
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Sophyrocks at 02:19 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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Too bad 4 dem. Its more lyk,REAPING WAT URE SOWING. Lol. 9ice post.

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Adikpe at 02:26 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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For oyinbo people, anyway.
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chicco77 at 02:45 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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TELL THEM Grin
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gastro at 03:22 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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I dont believe this crap, perhaps it works for the whites   

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Bettygirls at 03:25 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Grin Grin
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aso4life1 at 04:00 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: malvin2525 on 12:24 PM, 28/05/2012
Big Lies, And If It Is True Then It For The White People Not for Africans

NA so oo

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Senegal at 04:12 PM, 28/05/2012 (6 years ago)
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 Huh?
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