...il me semble que voila une étude montrant les
bienfaits de la relation "amour" ( confirmant pour le moins les
évangiles....) ...détournée au profit du communautarisme ... à ce propos
la photo choisie, le dénigrement de la famille, ainsi que
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ci dessous .... me paraissent assez
Close contact with
children and relatives had minimal impact on survival rates.
Those with a strong
network of friends and confidants lived longer than those with
relatively fewer friends/confidants.
While there's no denying an optimistic mental attitude in conjunction
with social interaction has been found to hold profound health benefits,
it may come as a surprise to learn that close friends--not family--help
people live longer, according to Australian researchers.
To assess how economic, social, behavioral and environmental factors
affected the health and well-being of seniors older than 69, scientists
asked some 1,500 people about the amount of personal and phone contact
they had with their various social networks--children, relatives, friends
and confidants--and monitored their survival at least six times over 10
The impact of factors influencing survival rates such as socioeconomic
status, health and lifestyle were also considered.
Results Showed ...
|Close contact with children and relatives had minimal impact on
|Those with a strong network of friends and confidants lived longer
than those with relatively fewer friends/confidants.|
|The beneficial effects of friends on longevity persisted despite
personal losses (i.e. death of a spouse, the relocation of friends to
other parts of the country).|
Researchers are unsure why friends seemed to help people live longer,
though they suspect that friends may influence people to engage in more
healthy behavior, such as not smoking or not drinking too much; friends
may also help boost people's self-esteem.
As for the lack of a relationship between longevity and family,
researchers suggest it may be a reflection on the tendency of people to
rely on family members when their health has already begun fading.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health July 2005; 59(7):574-9
Science Blog June 16, 2005
Gary Craig's Comment:
I wonder if there's not another way to look at the "friends vs.
family longevity finding" in the above article. Recall that it states ...
"Researchers are unsure why friends seemed to help people live
longer, though they suspect that friends may influence people to engage
in more healthy behavior, such as not smoking or not drinking too much;
friends may also help boost people's self-esteem."
But consider this: Love, whether it comes from friends, family or
elsewhere, is one our greatest longevity tools. Accordingly, I think the
above study might really be suggesting that families are not always the
centers of love that we wish them to be. Close friends, on the other hand,
may get the "longevity nod" because they are islands of love outside of
the bickerings, resentments and subtle abuses that occur all too often
within many families. Interesting idea, I think.
Along these lines. I also think that the many "dysfunctional
families" reported in the U.S. could be materially helped by the Emotional
Freedom Technique (EFT). Properly used, numerous emotional issues for
family members can be neutralized and major moves toward harmony can be
achieved. I'm quite aware that this is the goal of conventional counseling
therapy. However, with EFT injected into the process, impressive progress
can be made at a MUCH faster pace.
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Dr. Mercola's Comment:
I frequently like to mention the
Paleolithic diet in relation to health. However, it is easy to fail to
appreciate the other important lifestyle factors that existed during that
era that are good for your health and well-being, especially their social
Examinations of modern hunter-gatherer societies, whose lives most
closely resemble those of early humans, have revealed these people place a
tremendous value on community. In stark contrast, the closest relationship
many Americans have is either with their computer or their television.
Developing a close-knit community of friends and making every effort
to spend quality time with them whenever possible is an incredibly
powerful contributing factor to health and longevity. Combining this with
the other major aspects of a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, namely eating
whole, nutrient-dense foods, getting plenty of rest, exercising, and
spending time outside everyday, creates a powerful formula for optimal
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