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Having a purpose to life may help you live longer, says survey

Higher scores on the survey indicated greater purpose in life

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Linda Carroll | Reuters 

Seniors who feel their life has purpose may be less likely to die from heart, circulatory and digestive diseases and more likely to live longer, new data suggest. In a study that followed nearly 7,000 people over age 50 for more than a decade, researchers determined that people were more likely to die at a younger age if they felt their lives had little purpose, according to the report published in JAMA Network Open. “We found a strong association between life purpose and mortality in the U S,” said the study’s lead author, Leigh Pearce of the University of ...

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First Published: Sat, May 25 2019. 22:02 IST