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Strength of a man's grip may predict marriage prospects

Grip strength is particularly important for older adults, and has implications for a host of health risks

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Press Trust of India New York
Men with a stronger hand grip are more likely to be married than those with weaker grip, according to a study which suggests that women favour partners who signal strength and vigour. Grip strength is an established measure of health and has previously been linked to one’s ability to cope independently and predicts the risk of cardiovascular diseases and mortality, said researchers at Columbia University in the US.

“Our results hint that women may be favouring partners who signal strength and vigour when they marry,” said Vegard Skirbekk, a professor at Columbia Aging Center.
 
“If longer-lived women marry healthier men, then

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First Published: Apr 29 2018 | 12:48 AM IST

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