Danish Study Reveals Importance of Perceived Age
They say beauty is only skin-deep, that a person may be beautiful on the outside, yet weak or ill on the inside. According to new research, that old clichÃ© may be far from true.
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.Â Researchers also found significant correlations between perceived age and healthy functioning â€“ both cognitive and physical.
Read More online in the British Medical Journal. Perceived age as clinically useful biomarker of ageing: cohort study.