Your parents live longer the more time you spend with them, study finds

How often do you see your parents? Our busy schedules mean many of us feel we’re not seeing them as much as we should, or would like to. But making time for our parents could extend their lives, a new study shows.

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that loneliness could lead to functional decline and, in some cases, premature death in older people.

The study, Loneliness in Older Persons, studied 1,600 adults with an average age of 71. It revealed that that nearly 23 per cent of lonely participants died within six years of the study, compared to only 14

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