Self-control proved to be a way to prolong youth

(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists at the University of Michigan conducted a study that found that self-control is a way to prolong youth.

As part of scientific work, specialists have analyzed a group of 1037 people for 50 years.

Participants, during the course of the study, were interviewed, filled out questionnaires, underwent examinations, including brain scans, at the age of 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 21, 26, 32, 38 and 45 years old.

Moreover, the specialists also interacted with parents, teachers and peers of the volunteers. It is noted that their self-control was recorded through behavioral tasks and interviews with other people.

As a result, it turned out that the participants who showed high levels of self-control in childhood, the aging process was slower than the peers. In such people, the brain and body were healthier and retained their biological youth longer.

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