Social relationships and physiological determinants of longevity across the human life span.

@article{Yang2016SocialRA,
  title={Social relationships and physiological determinants of longevity across the human life span.},
  author={Yang Claire Yang and Courtney Boen and Karen Gerken and Ting Li and Kristen M. Schorpp and Kathleen Mullan Harris},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2016},
  volume={113 3},
  pages={
          578-83
        }
}
Two decades of research indicate causal associations between social relationships and mortality, but important questions remain as to how social relationships affect health, when effects emerge, and how long they last. Drawing on data from four nationally representative longitudinal samples of the US population, we implemented an innovative life course design to assess the prospective association of both structural and functional dimensions of social relationships (social integration, social… CONTINUE READING
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