Good Neighbors May Reduce Risk of Fatal Stoke

Older adults who perceived they lived in neighborhoods with high levels of social cohesion experienced 15% lower rates of fatal stroke after adjustments for age, sex, chronic illness, education, marital status and total wealth. This research strongly suggests that social connectedness between and among neighbors can significantly influence not only quality of life but disease risks, also.

PositiveTip: Choose a neighborhood with caring neighbors–it could reduce your risks of disease!