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Book read­ers live around two years longer than those who shun lit­er­a­ture. Avni Bav­ishi, from Yale Univer­sity in the US, who helped to iden­tify the phe­nom­e­non, said read­ing for as lit­tle as 30 min­utes a day would be ben­e­fi­cial. Other re­search shows be­ing able to speak a sec­ond lan­guage can help peo­ple live longer by re­duc­ing the risk of con­di­tions like Alzheimer’s.

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