Media Releases

It’s family, not friends, who may help you live longer, study says

August 23, 2016

Washington Post | August 22, 2016

New research sug­gests that hav­ing more or clos­er rela­tion­ships with fam­i­ly mem­bers can decrease the risk of mor­tal­i­ty in old­er adults and seniors. The study, which was lead by James Ive­niuk from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to’s Dal­la Lana School of Pub­lic Health, ana­lyzed rep­re­sen­ta­tive data from the 2005/2006 and 2010/2011 sur­vey waves of the Nation­al Social Life, Health, and Aging Project. Read more.