Tara Parker-Pope
1 minute read
19 Nov 2019
4:44 pm

How friendships can help your health

Tara Parker-Pope

Friendships make ageing easier.

Group of friends having fun at home,watching game and enjoying together.

Most of the research on health and relationships is focused on romantic partners. But researchers have found that our friendships actually have a bigger impact on our health. Here are some of the findings about the health benefits of having friends. A 10-year Australian study found that older people with a large circle of friends were 22 percent less likely to die during the study period than those with fewer. In 2006, a study of nearly 3,000 nurses with breast cancer found that women without close friends were four times as likely to die from the disease as women with...