'Shaadi ka laddoo' may be sweet for women!

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London, Jan 1 (UNI) Sweetness of ''shaadi ka laddoo'' may reduce stress levels in women but marital harmony may not have the same ''effects'' on men.

According to a recent research, a happy marriage reduces stress levels in women. However, the state of marital life doesn't affect stress levels in men, the Daily Telegraph reported today.

Marital harmony affects stress levels in women as in happier relationships men usually help out in domestic chores like housework or child care, the study observed.

Reiterating the ''effects'' of happy marriage on women, lead author and a psychologist at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Darby Saxbe said, ''As far as women are concerned, being happily married appears to bolster physiological recovery from work.'' ''Women in unhappy marriages are coming home from a busy day and, instead of having some time to unwind and relax, these women may have to immediately launch back into another stressful routine,'' Dr Saxbe added.

In happily married couples, it may be the case that the demands of domestic life are being shared more equitably between men and women, the research added.

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