Does Looking Young Mean Living Longer? Research Says Yes.
Remember the old saying, “beauty is only skin-deep”? According to new research, the scientific truth may be quite the opposite.
Your appearance may be an accurate indicator of your health and potential after all, according to results of the study: “Perceived age as clinically useful biomarker of ageing: cohort study.”
Danish researchers measured the perceived age of twins and found that perceived age was correlated with survival; i.e. the younger looking twin was likely to live longer than his or her counterpart. Researchers also found significant correlations between perceived age and healthy functioning – both cognitive and physical.
Read More online in the British Medical Journal. Perceived age as clinically useful biomarker of ageing: cohort study.