News To Know: A Self Fulfilling Prophecy?

A new study from the Yale School of Public Health has some interesting ramifications. The study measured people's attitudes toward older folks. Thirty years later, the study went back and checked on the health of the people who they had spoken with earlier. The findings were pretty interesting: those participants who had lower opinions of older people or believed negative stereotypes were almost twice as likely to suffer heart troubles or a stroke as those respondents who exhibited more positive beliefs about older people. Really makes you think doesn't it?

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