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Playing golf can add five years to your life expectancy

Herb Fung/ Golf Canada

People who play golf live longer, a major study has found, as it shows the game helps prevent 40 major chronic diseases such as diabetes, breast and colon cancer.

Researchers reviewed 5,000 studies into golf and wellbeing and found the sport has physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages and can even increase life expectancy by five years.

The findings were published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

For more, read this article in the Daily Telegraph.