Study Shows That Polygamy Is Bad For Your Health

May 5, 2015


While some of us believe that being faithful is the most important thing in a relationship, there are still guys out there that think there’s nothing wrong with getting some on the side.

We can discuss the ethics for days, but we won’t. Instead, let’s focus on the most recent scientific findings which have proven that having multiple wives or partners increases your risk of heart disease.

Not For The Faint Of Heart

Polygamy is illegal in most countries in the world. But that hasn’t stopped us from joking around and thinking that having a harem would be awesome. However, having more than one wife is still possible in certain countries.

One such country is Saudi Arabia. Polygamy is not only legal there, but also very popular, which lead one cardiologist to conducting a study in order to find out whether it can have health consequences.

Dr Amin Daoulah tested almost 700 men who had multiple wives. When the results came, it turned out that more than half of them had diabetes, high blood pressure, or coronary artery disease (CAD).

More Wives, More Problems

There is another interesting thing about this study. Dr Daoulah also found that the risk of CAD increases for each wife.

Daoulah commented: “There is evidence that married people have better overall health and longevity but until now no study has assessed the effect of polygamy on cardiovascular health.”

The study didn’t exactly find a specific link between having multiple wives and suffering from heart disease, but we can see how stress can affect someone’s health in this situation.

Bottom line – if you want to have a healthy heart, keep your wife count to a minimum.