Polygamy ‘is bad for the heart’

Men with multiple wives have four times the risk of heart disease, a new study has found.

Researchers said the study suggested that the stress of running multiple households and the “emotional expense” of polygamy could place strain on the heart.

Research on 687 men in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates found that the risks of heart disease increased with each extra wife.

Two thirds of the men in the research were monogamous while the rest had between two and four wives.