Lower social classes age fasterLower social classes age faster
London, (GUARDIAN NEWS SERVICE)
By Ian Sample
Scientists have uncovered evidence of a new class divide: the lower oursocial standing, the faster we age. The claim follows the discovery ofaccelerated ageing among working class volunteers, leaving thembiologically older than those higher up the social ladder.
Genetic tests revealed that being working class could add the equivalentof seven years to a person's age, ... scientists report in the journal AgingCell today.
Researchers led by Tim Spector at St Thomas' hospital in London ruledout differences in income, smoking, body weight and exercise, and concludedthat the stress of being at the bottom of the social pile increasescellular damage which speeds up ageing.
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