A new study conducted by Italian researchers warns that cheating on your partners is not only bad for your relationship, but also for your health as it increased the risk of fatal heart attacks.
Researchers from University of Florence collected data from a number of studies involving the words "infidelity", "unfaithfulness", "men" and "extramarital affairs" and found that sudden coital death was common among men who were having sex with their mistresses compared to men who were with their wives.
AdvertisementThe researchers suggested that the thrill of secrecy involving extramarital sex could lead to rise in heartbeat and blood pressure, causing heart attacks.
"Extra-marital sex may be hazardous and stressful because the lover is often younger than the primary partner and probably sex occurs more often following excessive drinking and/or eating. It is possible that a secret sexual encounter in an unfamiliar setting may significantly increase blood pressure and heart rate, leading to increased oxygen demand", lead researcher Dr Alessandra Fisher said.