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Retirement harmful to health, study says
研究:退休對健康有害

A group of retired people take part in a taichi class in Nice, France on Feb. 19.
一群退休民眾二月十九日在法國尼斯,參加一堂太極拳的課程。

Photo: Reuters
照片:路透

Retirement has a detrimental impact on mental and physical health, a new study has found. The study, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a think tank, found that retirement results in a “drastic decline in health” in the medium and long term.

The IEA said the study suggests people should work for longer for health as well as economic reasons.

The study compared retired people with those who had continued working past retirement age, and took into account possible confounding factors. The study suggests there is a small boost to health immediately after retirement, before a significant decline in the longer term.

Retirement is found to increase the chances of suffering from clinical depression by 40 percent, while you are 60 percent more likely to suffer from a physical condition.

(Liberty Times)

一份新研究發現,退休對身心健康有不利衝擊。這份由智庫「經濟事務研究所」發布的研究發現,退休導致中長期「健康劇烈下滑」。

經濟事務研究所說,這份研究顯示,人們應該為了健康與經濟理由拉長工作年資。

這份研究將退休者與過了退休年齡仍繼續工作的人相比,並考量可能的干擾因子。研究顯示,退休後健康隨即小幅提升,但時間久了之後會明顯下滑。

研究發現,退休會增加百分之四十罹患臨床憂鬱症的機率,身體疾病的風險也會提高百分之六十。

(自由時報/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. detrimental adj.

有害的;不利的 (you3 hai4 de5; bu2 li4 de5)

例: Their decision could be detrimental to the future of the company.

(他們的決定可能不利公司前途。)

2. drastic adj.

大幅的 (da4 fu2 de5)

例: Our budget has been drastically reduced.

(我們的預算被大幅刪減。)

3. confound v.

使困惑 (shi3 kun4 huo4)

例: An elderly man has confounded doctors by recovering after he was officially declared dead.

(一名老人在宣告死亡後又康復,讓醫師百思不得其解。)


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