A couple of interesting items popped on the scope today. First, is it possible to predict longevity? Well apparently you can when you correlate longevity, wealth, and health. According to one recent study,
[S]cientists have gone a step further, finding a specific hormone that links wealth with a longer life. The hormone is called DHEAS–or dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate–a natural steroid produced by the brain, adrenal glands and sexual organs.
Those with higher levels of DHEAS tend to exercise more, have more hobbies and have closer relationships with friends and family. They also tend to live longer.
I think this is one of those chicken before the egg scenarios.… Read the rest