Everybody knows that good neighbor are the gift of God. And now a research says that good neighbor are also good for your health also. How let’s see according to research Having good neighbor may reduce your heart attack risk.
This study includes more then 5000 U.S adults.Average age of these adults was 70. Those were followed for four years.Sixty-two percent of adults were married.
And nearly two-thirds were women.The participants were asked to rate a survey. According to this survey they were asked to rate how much they felt like they were part of their neighborhood, if their neighbors were friendly and would help them if they got into difficulty, and if they trusted most of their good neighbors. Collectively, this is known as neighborhood social cohesion.
After four years they found that out of them 148 had a heart attack.out of 148 there were 66 women and 82 men.The study found that people who had reported higher levels of neighborhood social cohesion were less likely to suffer from heart attack.In this way we can say that people who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack.
According to the findings published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health shows that a single unit increase in neighborhood social cohesion was associated with a 17 percent reduced risk of heart attack.The findings suggest that tight-knit neighborhoods may help encourage so-called cohesive behaviors and help prevent antisocial behaviors.The results support other studies that they found a connection between living in good neighbor hoods and reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. However, while the study found a degree of relation between the rate of neighborhood social cohesion and percent reduced risk of heart attack. It did not prove a cause-and-effect link.Neighborhood social cohesion could be the part of social support that is available in the neighborhood social environment outside our home.