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The sociable hobbies that will help you live a happier, longer life

15-Feb-2016

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People’s long term health deteriorates rapidly after retirement.

6 year mortality rate drops from 12% to 2% for people in two social groups.

Similar effect as physical activity on health.

Study of 424 participants, older than 50, over a six-year period published in BMJ Open.

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Online, open access journal, dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas

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Australian Research Council DECRA Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland.

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Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey

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Public research university in New York

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Study that collects multidisciplinary data from a representative sample of the English population aged 50 and older.

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