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Research Article

Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review

  • Julianne Holt-Lunstad equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Timothy B. Smith

    julianne_holt-lunstad@byu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States of America

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  • Timothy B. Smith equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Timothy B. Smith

    Affiliation: Department of Counseling Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States of America

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  • J. Bradley Layton

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: July 27, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000316

About the Authors

Julianne Holt-Lunstad
Department of Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States of America
Timothy B. Smith
Department of Counseling Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, United States of America
J. Bradley Layton
Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: julianne_holt-lunstad@byu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JHL TS JBL. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: JHL TS JBL. Designed the experiments/the study: TS. Analyzed the data: JHL TS JBL. Collected data/did experiments for the study: JHL TS JBL. Wrote the first draft of the paper: JHL TS. Contributed to the writing of the paper: JHL TS JBL.