Reading books prolongs life for 2 years, the study showed

Love to reading books increases the duration of life, not only develops the horizons of man. This is indicated by the results of a study conducted by researchers from Yale University. In the framework of the scientific work they have proved that reading books prolongs life by approximately two years.

In total, the experiment involved 3,500 people at the age of 50 years. Volunteers were divided into three groups depending on the love of reading. The first group didn't read at all, the second – sometimes, third – day could not live without books.

For 12 years, scientists have observed the state of health of volunteers. According to the data collected, the mortality rate in the group of "bookworms" were 23% below the average. It is worth noting that among the reading fans were a lot of women with higher income and higher education.

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