Divorce causes signs of ageing

Divorce is obviously a huge stress and strain on individuals, but it seems it could cause people to look older, reports the Telegraph today.

A study of 186 sets of identical female twins revealed that the way someone ages is not predetermined, as was previously thought. Those who had been through divorce looked almost two years older than their sibling.

As well as divorce, the use of anti-depressants, anxiety, smoking, alcohol, being overweight and sun exposure also caused significant accelerated aging.

The doctors who carried out the study advise that the best way to prevent ageing is to live a healthy lifestyle and attempt to reduce stress where possible.


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