BBC NEWS Health Friends ‘help people live longer’: “Friends ‘help people live longer’
Socialising with friends was found to be beneficial
Good friends promise to be there for you, and their presence can actually help you live longer, researchers say.
Australian scientists said having friends around in old age can do more for life expectancy than having family members around.
The team looked at how a range of social, health and lifestyle factors affected the survival rates of more than 1,500 people over 70.
The research is in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. “