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People who feel younger tend to live longer, say researchers

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7683 (Published 16 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7683
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Older people who feel younger than their chronological age have a lower death rate than those who feel their age or older, a new study has found.

A research letter in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine1 analysed data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, which asked 6489 people with a mean age of 65.8 years how old they actually …

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