Monday, August 8, 2016
Reading books could increase lifespan
Study co-author Becca R. Levy, a professor of epidemiology at Yale University School of Public Health, and colleagues publish their findings in the journal Social Science & Medicine.
Despite growing popularity of the Kindle and other e-readers, sales of printed books are on the rise. Last year, there were 571 million units sold in the United States, compared with 559 million in 2014.
But reading books is not just a popular pastime; numerous studies have hailed its benefits for health. A recent study reported by Medical News Today, for example, found that reading fictional books may encourage empathy.
Now, Levy and colleagues claim the health benefits of reading books may reach even further, after finding it could help us live longer...http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312167.php?tw