Hey Michael, that’s a fascinating statistic and interesting studies. It reminds me of a TED Talk: How to make stress your friend . A health psychologist did a study and found people who experienced stress and believed stress is harmful — had a 43 percent increased risk of dying.
Over the 8 years the study was run, researchers estimated 182,000 Americans died early, not from stress, but from believing stress is bad.
This is consistent with the findings about self-perceptions of again.
How we think definitely affects our lifespan! And the quality of our life.