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Stay­ing so­cial as we age can help us live longer. A re­view of more than 200 stud­ies in­volv­ing more than 3.7 mil­lion adults found the risk of pre­ma­ture death was halved for adults with greater so­cial con­nec­tions, and that lone­li­ness and liv­ing alone were all as­so­ci­ated with an in­creased risk of early death. What’s more, the re­searchers found the risk of early death from those fac­tors was equal to or greater than the risk of death as­so­ci­ated with obe­sity and other ma­jor health con­di­tions.

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