Reading and Longevity

Read Books, Live Longer?
The New York Times


Based on:
 
A Chapter a Day:  Association of Book Reading with Longevity
Social Science & Medicine

Main Points:

Book reading provides a survival advantage among the elderly (HR = 0.80, p < 0.0001).
 
Books are more advantageous for survival than newspapers/magazines.
 
The survival advantage of reading books works through a cognitive mediator.
 
Books are protective regardless of gender, wealth, education, or health.

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