WEDDINGS
12/27/2012 02:49 am ET Updated Dec 27, 2012

Marriage Studies: The Most Fascinating Research In 2012

From health benefits to couples' drinking habits, researchers delved into many facets of marriage, and the results were fascinating -- and sometimes contradictory.
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Even though fewer people are getting hitched than ever before, 2012 was still full of compelling and unexpected new revelations about marriage.

From health benefits to interracial marriage to couples' drinking habits, researchers delved into many facets of marriage, and the results were fascinating -- and sometimes contradictory. Click through the slideshow below for a round up of the most interesting findings of the year.

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Top 10 Marriage Findings of 2012

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