Why Do Presidents Tend to Live a Long Time?
I bet you’ve seen those photos documenting the changes that occur in presidents during their stressful tenures. After a year or two, they are already showing signs of wear and tear; wrinkles line their faces and streaks of gray start to proliferate in their hair.
This observation led Dr. Michael Roizen, of RealAge.com fame, to deduce that presidents age twice as fast as the rest of us when they’re in office. He attributed it to “unrequited stress.”
But here’s the thing: physical appearance shouldn’t be confused with accelerated aging.
Never mind the gray hairs — according to a paper1 published in the Journal […]