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Fri, 19th Dec 2014

Feeling old shortens your life

A mature chap wearing a trilby (c) Ahmet Demirel

People often talk about feeling their age, but how old you say you feel is strongly linked to your life expectancy. A new study at UCL in London has shown that people who feel their age, or feel even older than their real chronological are almost 40% more likely to die than someone of the same age who - in their head at least - feels younger, as Andrew Steptoe explains to Chris Smith...

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