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Sunday, March 08, 2009

I've always secretly believed my cleverness and quick reflexes will protect me in any emergency, which is why I fear airplanes and sudden debilitating strokes far more than driving or muggings. At long last, science has confirmed this phobic hierarchy.

People's reaction times are a far better indicator of their chances of living a long life than their blood pressure, exercise levels or weight, researchers have discovered.

Men and women with the most sluggish response times are more than twice as likely to die prematurely.