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Chatty, pleasant co-workers can help push the the clock toward 5 p.m. a little faster, but Tel Aviv University researchers found they can also help you live longer.

The study analyzed the health records of 820 adults between the ages of 25 and 65 over the course of two decades who worked an average of 8.8 hours a day. Researchers discovered those who reported feeling “low social support” at their jobs were 2.4 more times more likely to die during that time period.

Of the 820 adults surveyed, 53 died, and researchers said very few of of those people had expressed feelings of social connection or support from their co-workers. Researchers said there was a 140 percent increase risk of dying in the next twenty years by people who felt lack of social support at work compared to those who felt emotionally supported by their co-workers.

The report was published in Health Psychology.