Gerry Canavan

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From Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Do straight-A students live longer?

The findings come from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, which has been following more than 10,000 people who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957. Those students who finished in the top 25 percent of their high school class were healthier, decades later, than the ones who finished in the bottom quarter. When they were all in their early 60s, those who had finished in the top quartile were, over all, half as likely to have experienced the declines in health that their peers who graduated in the lowest quartile were experiencing. Asked to assess their health on a scale from ”excellent” to “poor,” the top students ranked their overall health higher, and they were only half as likely to report having a chronic ailment like diabetes, heart disease or respiratory illness.

Written by gerrycanavan

August 7, 2011 at 2:01 am

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  1. I certainly hope so. That means that you should listen to the very old ones. They know what they are talking about. Things no one else will tell you, because they do not know.

    Mary Dicerni

    August 7, 2011 at 8:02 pm


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