Who Ages Faster, Blacks or Whites?
Researchers find a 3-year gap in ‘biological age’
A black woman prays in church. Her biological age is on average three years higher than that of similarly situated whites, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
A troubling new study says that black Americans age faster and die younger than their white counterparts, possibly because of the “everyday stressors” of being black, Medical Daily reports. Researchers at USC calculated this “biological age gap” by analyzing the physical exams and lifestyle surveys of 7,644 Americans aged 30 and older, 11% of whom were black and the rest white. The study considered 10 age-related biomarkers (including total cholesterol, C-reactive protein, and systolic blood pressure) as well as education level, smoking history, and body-mass index, Pacific Standard reports. In the end, researchers calculated an average biological age of 53.16 years for blacks and 49.84 years for whites.
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CaseClosed: Blacks are killing each other so that is the main reason they are dying quicker than whites.