Nagging Wives Would Decrease Risk of Diabetes, Study Says

Ever since our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong talked about diabetes in the National Day Rally speech last year, diabetes has been a hot topic over the last few months.

Not to mention, Singapore has the second-highest proportion of diabetics among developed nations.

1 in 9 Singapore residents have diabetes and this figure gets more worrying for the older folks – 30% of Singaporeans above 60 suffer from this health issue.

But now there is a study that says nagging wives could decrease the risk of diabetes.


The study

Led by Michigan State University, the study analysed survey results from 1228 married couples who were aged 57 to 85 years old over the course of five years.

Associate professor of sociology, Hui Liu was the lead investigator of the study and has been studying the relationship between marriage and health.

She mentioned that she wanted to challenge the traditional notion that negative marital quality is detrimental to health.

The results

389 of the respondents had diabetes at the end of the study and she found two staggering findings.

For the men, those who were in an unhappy marriage, the risk of developing diabetes is lower and it also increased the chances of a successful treatment if they develop it.

Hui Liu believes that it could be because of the wives constant nagging, keeping their health in check.

But for women, it is the opposite. A happy marriage could lower the risk of developing diabetes.

She suspects that women are more sensitive to men and a good marriage will improve their health.

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Umm, that makes sense since most romcom movies depict women commiserating with a tub of ice-cream when they are heartbroken.


Is nagging bad

Nobody likes a nag, especially after a tiring day of work.


But according to relationship expert Dr Karen Ruskin, Psy.D., nagging means the wife is “on top of things at home”.

You know the saying, I nag coz’ I care?

Something like that.

“The women’s remarks may be an expression of how much they care about their husbands, as well as their frustration if he is uncooperative, she added.


So, what do you do if your wife keeps nagging at your unhealthy eating habits?

Well, you say thank you coz’ and listen to her.

You rather have a naggy wife than diabetes.


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