PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Is marriage good for your heart? A new study says yes.

Researchers from the British Cardiovascular Society found that married people are 14 percent less likely to die from a heart attack than single people.

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Married people are also likely to spend less time in the hospital.

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Researchers say it could all be related to a spouse’s physical and emotional support.

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Additionally, researchers say the results show the need for doctors to consider the psychosocial effects of a heart attack, and consider them as a risk factor, when treating and managing the discharge of a patient.