Health and Social Connections – study results

Mar 27: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/26/forging-social-connections-for-longer-life/

You always know the science is good when its conclusions agree with your own beliefs, suspicions, opinions or vague intuitions, as is the case with this excellent article in which is (wisely) written: “In another study, which was called the Beta Blocker Heart Attack Trial and involved 2,300 men who had survived a heart attack, those with strong social connections faced only one-quarter the risk of death of those not socially connected, even when factors like smoking, diet, alcohol, exercise and weight were taken into account. In fact, social connectedness had a greater influence on survival than the heart drug being tested.”

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