Good news for book lovers. Perusing a chapter a day helps keeps the doctor away. As indicated by a current study performed by the Yale School of Public Health, those who read books have a survival advantage over those who don’t.
The study, distributed in Social Science and Medicine, found that members who spent up to 3 ½ hours for every week perusing books (or 30 minutes a day) were 17% less inclined to die in the accompanying 12-month period. That number hopped to 23% when study members read more than 3 ½ hours for each week.
The scientists took a gander at 3,635 adults aged 50 and older with a mix of sexes, education and pay levels, and got some information about their perusing habits. While a positive affiliation was seen between length of life and reading daily papers and magazines, the connection was strongest in people who read books.
The writers of the review say that more included perusing — the kind invoked by books — enhances discernment, which can help ensure against age-related illnesses. Truth be told, they found that book readers lived a normal of two years longer than non-book readers.