Is the Decreased Longevity among Left-Handers Related to an Increase in Heart Disease?

  title={Is the Decreased Longevity among Left-Handers Related to an Increase in Heart Disease?},
  author={J. Hughes and E. Dorner and Michele Wind},
  journal={Clinical EEG and Neuroscience},
  pages={182 - 184}
  • J. Hughes, E. Dorner, Michele Wind
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Clinical EEG and Neuroscience
  • Many studies report that left-handers have a shorter longevity than right-handers, and the present study may provide a possible explanation for that finding. In a Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit for the elderly with a mean age of 75.2 years the prevalence of left-handers was 16.7%. This latter value was significantly different (p = 0.0028) from the 6.7% in controls of similar age. These data suggest that heart disease may be one reason for a reduced longevity among lefthanders. Left-handers use the… CONTINUE READING
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