We all know the value of friends, family and other social relationships. Not only do they add immensely to our quality of life, research has shown that they also tend to add years to our lives. This was clearly seen in a recent review from Brigham Young University in Utah, which looked at 148 studies involving more than 300,000 people. It linked stronger social relations with a 50% increased chance of survival, on average, over the course of the studies. And the effect was consistent across a number of factors, such as age, sex, and health status.
Most health organizations don’t recognize lack of social relations as a risk factor for mortality. Read more (PDF)
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