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- 5 Apr 2012 by Anonymous
- 13 Apr 2012
- depression, pain, fda
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Education Level Affects Longevity: Study
Americans are living longer overall, but better educated people are increasingly the main beneficiaries of gains in life span, according to a new study.
University of Wisconsin researchers analyzed data from more than 3,000 counties across the United States and found that rates of premature death (before age 75) differed sharply across counties, and that a lack of college education accounted for about 35 percent of that variation from 2006 to 2008, The New York Times reported.
That was an increase from 30 percent over an equivalent period seven years earlier.
The study also found that an average increase of one year in post-secondary education levels was associated with a 16 percent decrease in years of life lost before age 75, the Times reported.
What I gather is if you aren't college educated, you can still learn. You a have a computer so study & reseach as much as you possibly can. It has proven that it helps with memory related problems, & other age related things... Mary
Mary, it might be more of a financial thing-higher income for better care. Also these people have the best c are through the university system if they beome professors or administrators.
A Catholic brother and sister were brilliant-the Church kept educating them-Franciscan-multiple masters and Ph.Ds. They both came down with Alzheimers before the age of 50- and went into a Minnesota care facility. I was told this by an elderly nun-that had been turned down for scholarships and told the money was for the brother and sister-her problem-she was a Kentucky hillbilly.
I got me enough degrees to sink a rowboat ... still with my OCD and other assorted diseases, longevity is a major problem for me. Also my denial of anything unpleasant has me fearing for my mental and physical health at present. So as I worry and can't figure anythin out cuz my brain is speeding in circles ... let's just say... I don't like feeling out of control. OMG, the hippie is having a mental meltdown and am still swolt up like a marshmallow and a freaking squirrel is eating all my bird seed for my cardinal family ... I don't know what to do...
I think I'm gonna let the doc put me in the hospital next Monday and have my million dollars workupto assauge my fears.
Spread the news ... all soon, and please pray to your God that I am alright.
Peace and love,
The Scared Shirtless Hippie Chick from the Deep South
Thanks Mary and appreciated. I suppose that my days are numbered. I never... Regards, pledge
Hi mary dearest,I do miss your updates!
It seems I am scr... Ed !I am so busy trying to plan my future that I forgot about my past!gulp!
And I was just thinking that things were looking up... or is that upp?
Miss you,love criss
Mary, I think that this longevity issue has as much to do with socio-economic status as anything else; or even more so! It is an undisputed fact that poor folks... for example those living on welfare stamps, have a tendency to buy the worst possible foods for consumption (think hotdogs, potato chips, high-fructose soda drinks, frozen french fries) than their more affluent counterparts. And that's namely because these items are cheap; and are perhaps the only things they CAN buy to stretch their weekly budget. The guys with money CAN buy the ultra-lean cuts of meat, organic veggies, fruits which can run quite expensive, 100% fruit drinks (Just OJ. can be pricy on a fixed budget!). So the result is that the poor folks develop conditions like obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, coronary problems - and with these come shortened lifespans.
Plus also bear in mind that access to quality medical care is a hugely contributing factor to extended life expectancy. So I'm feeling that social status is a biggie in determining how long you can expect to live; in the absence of a genetic or predisposition toward an illness. Rich people by default ARE better educated, they have the means to choose the right foods, and they absolutely tend to be more health conscious in terms of exercising and maintaining proper diet. And there's no point in surmising that those in the lower echelons of society simply need to be better-educated about diet... if the poor guys don't have the money to invest in a choice diet, then it's sort of a case of stick to the cheap (unhealthy) foods, right?
Thank you Mary, I agree with meyati, it's a social economic thang. The better the education the better the job, hence, more money and better insurance.
thanks Mary632009,guess exersizing our brains is just that,exersize. eating right and all the things we take for granted really are good for us. thanks for the information, lets keep on learning !!!
I bet if they did a study of untreated chronic pain, they wouldn't have a long life either. Just a thought.
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