Scientists have found the key to longevity
Happy people live longer, they claim.
Elderly people who feel happy live longer.
This is stated in the results of a study medical school Duke-NUS in Singapore, published in the journal Age and Ageing British geriatric society.
The relationship between happiness and mortality is examined using a nationally representative survey. It was attended by 4478 people. The survey lasted for seven years among Singapore residents older than sixty. Were taken into account a range of demographic factors such as lifestyle, health, and social environment.
The study showed that among elderly people happy during the long study died 15%. The share of the deceased among the unhappy were higher — 20%.
“The results prove that even a small increase in level of happiness can be useful for the longevity of the elderly, explained the assistant Professor Rahul Malhotra, head of research at Duke-NUS. — Therefore, individual efforts and government policies and programs that maintain or increase the level of happiness or psychological well-being, can contribute to a longer life among the elderly”.
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