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Stress and aging

Science now confirms something my grandmother and your grandmother knew by living:

stress
and aging
are connected:

"Some stressful events seem to turn a person’s hair gray overnight.

Now a team of researchers has found that severe emotional distress - like that caused by divorce, the loss of a job, or caring for an ill child or parent - may speed up the aging of the body’s cells at the genetic level.

The findings, being reported today, are the first to link psychological stress so directly to biological age."

Discussions - 4 Comments

It’s always amazing to me to see a President, so young looking when elected, age a million years while in office. Clinton looked so fresh in 92, and so old in 2000. Even this Bush is showing signs of the stress. No matter how confident the appearance, age related stress cannot be hidden.

Gary, you hit the nail on the head. Look at Jimmy Carter in 1976 and then in 1981. He looked like crap. So I guess stress and being a really bad President ages the hell out of a person.

I am not sure ageing is a sign of being a bad president. Being president at all is stressful and a president who didn’t seem to age would probably cause more worry ceteris paribus than one who did age...Agree? Disagree?

John, being President really ages one. Being a bad President ages you even more.

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