How books affect life expectancy

Scientists from Yale University decided to see if there's a connection between reading and life expectancy.

They relied on data from a large national study (in it participated more than 3 thousand people over the age of 50, the health of which was watched by a few years).

All participants were divided into three groups:

  • who do not read,
  • who reads up to 3.5 hours per week,
  • who reads more than 3.5 hours a week.

The probability that people from the second group will die in the next 12 years, was 17% lower than the same rate in people who do not read.

And the fans sit with a book more than 3.5 hours a week were more likely to live longer -- 23% compared to necitumumab.

The average love of reading was sustained for two years, regardless of gender, income level, education, and human health.

The researchers still have questions. But now they say that reading involves two of the thinking process, which can affect life expectancy:

  • the ability to understand the text
  • the ability to respond to feelings and emotions of others — emotional intelligence.published

Author: Artem Slobodchikov


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