Feb. 7, 2023 — Living with a spouse or a partner may help middle-age and older adults keep their blood sugar level in check, new research suggests.

And it doesn’t even have to be an ideal union. Just having the relationship seems to provide benefit, whether the partners described it as supportive or strained. 

Katherine J. Ford, PhD, with the Department of Psychology at Carleton University in Ontario, Canada, led the study, published online today in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

The team used data from 2004 to 2013 from more than 3,000 people in the English Longitudinal Study of…


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