What’s in a name? Possibly a long life span

Monday, 11 January, 2010

People with names beginning with the letter A tend to live longer than people with a name starting with D, with one study finding a correlation with school grading systems, A being a successful grade, D obviously not so good.

The study, led by academics at Wayne State University in Detroit, America revealed that people whose first name begins with A live longer by 10 years those whose initial is D. They claim it stems from school grades, where A spells success and D failure. People whose name starts with D are more likely to have low self-esteem, which is linked to cancer and other illnesses.

People with names starting with the letters E through Z apparently have more normal life expectancies.

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