Academy Award Winners Live Longer

This article was taken from a blog by Dr. Gad Saad in Psychology Today and found interesting. Dr. Saad is an evolutionary behavioral scientist who has published over 40 scientific articles in numerous disciplines including in marketing, consumer behavior, advertising, medicine, economics, and bibliometrics.

The epidemiologist Donald Redelmeier and his coauthor Sheldon Singh published a paper in 2001 in the Annals of Internal Medicine wherein they contrasted the life expectancy of academy award winners, academy award nominees who lost, and a control group of actors and actresses who had appeared in the same films. Incredibly, they found that winners lived 3.6 years longer than the nominees, and 3.9 years longer than the control group.

Good to know. You can read more here.

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2 Responses to Academy Award Winners Live Longer
  1. The Mother
    March 3, 2009 | 8:48 pm

    Curiosity compels me to ask: did these statistics include the posthumous awards?

  2. Richard Bolduc
    March 3, 2009 | 10:43 pm

    Many thanks for your comment. I completely agree with your comment and is indicative of making stats say what you want. Nevertheless, an interesting conclusion

    Richard Bolduc