Widowed and divorced men are at higher risk of dying from serious heart conditions than women in the same situation, according to new research . 

Experts found that men whose wives had died were 11 per cent more likely to die from a heart attack than women who had lost their husbands.

Meanwhile, divorced men with an irregular heartbeat were 14 per cent more likely to die than divorced women, the study found.

The research indicates that because women are more likely to seek support through their divorce they are better able to cope and the divorce is less likely to damage their health.

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