Posted by: bluesyemre | June 22, 2017

Want to live longer? #Read a #book


Could a bit of light reading every day add years to your life?

A new study by Yale University found that reading books was positively correlated with increased lifespan — people who read books lived for around two years longer than those who didn’t.


Adding a few more pages

In the study, published in the journal Social Science and Medicine, researchers evaluated data on 3,635 Americans aged over 50. Respondents were separated into those who read for 3.5 hours or more a week, those who read for up to 3.5 hours a week, and those who didn’t read at all, controlling for factors such as gender, race and education.

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