“Social networks as important as exercise and diet across the span of our lives”

^2BC254384C1A7E69E756EB9EBC068CB16622EA552561C8F4AC^pimgpsh_fullsize_distrThe more social ties people have at an early age, the better their health is at the beginnings and ends of their lives, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study is the first to definitively link social relationships with concrete measures of physical wellbeing such as abdominal obesity, inflammation, and high blood pressure, all of which can lead to long-term health problems, including heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Read the full article here: http://uncnews.unc.edu/2016/01/04/social-networks-as-important-as-exercise-and-diet-across-the-span-of-our-lives/