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BYU Study Finds Relationships Help You Live Longer

Posted on Aug 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

by Sara Israelsen-Hartley No man is an island, and if he tries to be one, he may die sooner, according to a new BYU analysis. Researchers have discovered that people with greater social relationships are 50 percent more likely to live longer than their socially reclusive counterparts. In fact, a lack of friends is as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day or being an alcoholic. It’s also twice as damaging as obesity and more harmful than not exercising, according to the study.  “We’re not in any way trying to downplay the seriousness of these other risk factors, (which)...

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