Scientists from the school of medicine dalla Lana (Toronto) has proved that regular contact with relatives increases the lifetime.
The study involved volunteers aged 57-84 years. Subjects were divided into two groups depending on the level of social activity. Volunteers from the first group talked a lot with relatives, people from the second group almost did not keep contact with loved ones.
Research has proven that regular communication with relatives reduces the risk of premature death. This figure is reduced to approximately 6%. This is two times lower than the risk of premature death in the second group of volunteers.
Note, communication is just one of the factors that affect health. Great importance is lifestyle, habits, environmental and genetic factors.