There has been strong causual associations between social relationships and longevity and health. However, timing, duration and mechanisms of these associations are still not clear.

Aim

The aim of this study was to asses how social relationships affects well-being in humans.

Results/Conclusion

  1. Good social health lowered the risk of dysregulated physiological health
  2. Lack of social relationships increased the risk of inflammation
  3. Lack of social relationships could increase risk of diseases

This study shows the importance of social relationships and how that could be important to our overall health.

Tips

  1. Meet your friends on a weekly basis if possible
  2. Talk to friends on the phone
  3. Prioritize your social relationships

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