New York Times Quotes Umberson's Research on Importance of Social Interaction

Mon, June 12, 2017
New York Times Quotes Umberson's Research on Importance of Social Interaction
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The New York Times quotes research by PRC director Debra Umberson on the importance of social interaction for health. The article notes, "In a 2010 report in The Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Debra Umberson and Jennifer Karas Montez, sociology researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, cited 'consistent and compelling evidence linking a low quantity or quality of social ties with a host of conditions,” including the development and worsening of cardiovascular disease, repeat heart attacks, autoimmune disorders, high blood pressure, cancer and slowed wound healing.'"

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