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25 June 2010

Upbringing often trumps education

Good health and a long life may have more to do with how you grew up than how much education you have under your belt, research from Denmark hints.

Good health and a long life may have more to do with how you grew up than how much education you have under your belt, research from Denmark hints.
 

"We were interested in the social inequality in health that we see on the population level," said Mia Madsen, a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, who worked on the study. "What's so great about the twins is that you can use them to get a little closer to understanding that inequality."
 

 
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