Thursday, July 20, 2006

Poor People Age More Quickly

"People with lower socio-economic status appear to age faster than their better-off counterparts, British researchers said on Thursday. They showed that the poor have shorter telomeres, the caps on chromosomes that prevent them from fraying, which makes them biologically older than people of the same age in higher social groups."Not only does social class affect health and age-related diseases, it seems to have an impact on the aging process itself," said Dr Tim Spector of St Thomas's Hospital in London." By Patricia Reaney, Reuters, Yahoo News Link to Article (last visited 6-19-06 NVS)

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