Lady Baboons With Guy Pals Live Longer, Study

September 11, 2014 11:01 AM

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Lady Baboons With Guy Pals Live Longer, Study

Numerous studies have linked social interaction to improved health and survival in humans, and new research confirms that the same is true for baboons.

Scientists from Duke University studied more than 200 yellow baboon females from the plains of southern Kenya and found that those who were the most sociable – meaning they took part in social grooming more so than their peers – live two to three years longer than their socially isolated counterpart...

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