Oct 22nd 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.
A life-extending hormone has been found predominately in wealthier people.
Using the English Longitudinal Study of Aging, researchers from University College of London were able to conclude that people who had more wealth also had more of the life-extending hormone DHEAS
, which slows the aging process.
The reason DHEAS is a rich man's hormone is that it seems to be created through exercise and an active social life, traits associated with wealth, particularly as a person ages.
Now that scientists have isolated the DHEAS hormone and who has more of it, it raises the possibility that they will be able to recreate it artificially.
So, it turns out there are other benefits to being wealthy, besides getting to wear a monocle and having other rich people lend you their Grey Poupon.