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Want to stay healthy? Better stick to close friends more than family: Study

Friends can also help prevent loneliness in older adults who may experience bereavement

IANS  |  New York 

Keeping a few really good friends around can make a world of difference for your health and well-being and friendship may become even more important than family relationships as we age, suggests new research. In a pair of studies involving nearly 280,000 people, William Chopik of Michigan State University in the US found that friendships become increasingly important to one's happiness and health across one's lifespan. "Friendships become even more important as we age," said Chopik. For the first study, Chopik analysed survey information about relationships ...

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First Published: Fri, June 09 2017. 22:16 IST
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