Our friends help us live more…literally!
A recent study (April 2015) published in the scientific journal Plos One by a German and Dutch research group confirms what we feel when we hang out with our best friends: we feel alive! Our friends are the ones who help us live happily ever after. The scientific conclusion comes from a study performed in a sample of 2911 people between 54 and 85 years old. After a 20-yr follow up of these participants, researchers came up with the conclusions that the risk of dying in a certain, elevated age is lower when one enjoys time with his/her friends. These results confirm previous studies affirming that social contacts and mainly friendships are essential for promoting well-being and longer life.
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