Saturday, April 29, 2017
LONGEVITY SECRET #2 - Want to Live Longer? Get Some Friends
“A 2006 University of California study of three thousand women with breast cancer found that those with a large network of friends were four times as likely to survive as women with sparser social connections."
This is my first of 100 Secrets to Longevity!
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"In 2007 Steve Cole and his team at UCLA discovered that social contact switches on and off the genes that regulate our immune response to cancer and the rate of tumor growth."
This is a classic example of epigenetic - the science that shows that, just as important as the genes you were born with, are the changes that happen in your biology based on the behavioral habits you adopt and the environment you put yourself in.
John Cacioppo from University of Chicago reports that 20-40% of older adults feel lonely.
You have to connect deeply with other humans or your brain's alarm system will go off.
“Loneliness drives up the cortisol and blood pressure levels that damage the internal organs.”
In Susan Pinker's new book, The Village Effect, she found, "Several remote Sardinian villages are the only places in the world where men live nearly as long as women. Everywhere else there is a gender gap in lifespan of about five to seven years. These Italian mountain villages are also home to an astonishingly high number of centenarians of both sexes: proportionally, six times as many hundred-plus-year-olds as in any modern city (in some of the villages the ratio is ten to one)." If we make it to 90, we might want to move here, because I have heard the sex is great! :)