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This is a fascinating study about readers versus non-readers. This appeared in the New York Times on August 3rd. You can read their article by clicking here.
Over 3,650 people over age fifty participated in this study done by
. This group was split into three groups, those
that didn’t read books at all, those who read three-and-a-half hours a week and
those that read more than that. Yale University
The study was adjusted to include factors such as age, race, self-reported health, employment, marital status, etc. Age for the three-and-a-half hour a week group increased lifespan by 17 percent while those that read more than that increased by 23 percent. Book readers live an average of about two years longer than non-readers.
Now drag out those books and start reading.