Nov 21, 2013 2:39 PM by Michael Handler; KSBY News

Unemployed men age faster than unemployed women

New research finds men who are unemployed for a long period of time may actually age faster.

The study of more than 5,000 men found those who'd been jobless for more than two years were twice as likely to have short Telomeres, when compared to peers. Telomeres are DNA markers linked to aging.

Experts say these findings are concerning because shorter Telomeres are associated with a higher risk of age-related diseases and earlier death.



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