Helping others just might help you – and your health. Researchers at Ohio State University studied over 1,000 adults to determine the role of relationships on measurements of health, including chronic inflammation, which is linked to aging and a number of medical conditions. They found that positive relationships may be associated with lower inflammation only for those who believe they can give more support in those relationships. This link appeared even more for women than men. Having friends to lean on may or may not improve your health unless you’re available to help them when they need it.