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Friendship increases longevity and protects your heart

People, who have a lot of friends and a large social circle, have a healthy heart.

This is the conclusion of Harvard scientists who found out that sociable people live longer than singles. Information about the study first appeared on The Telegraph website.

It turns out that people, who have a lot of friends and a good relationship with family, have a lower content of fibrinogen protein, which is responsible for the blood clot formation. The thing is that the fibrinogen is the main component, causing the occlusion of vessels during the last  phase of thrombus formation, therefore an increased amount of protein can lead to strokes and heart attacks.

Friendship improves health

Friendly people, who are often in contact with others,  have on average a 20% lower level of fibrinogen in the blood. Scientists believe that this is due to the fact that communication with friends relaxes the nervous system and reduces stress.

The human contribution is the essential ingredient. It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.

Ethel Percy Andrus

Those who surround themselves with good people, feel more secure.

Singles living by a principle “fight-or-flight” are in constant tension due to the world hostility. Well-established social relationships have a beneficial impact on health and society.

But if friendship flourishes among peoples and people themselves actively contribute to it, the process of unification of the entire world community will begin.

«AllatRa», Anastasia Novykh

Author: Olga Chornaya

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