According to a recent study from Northwestern University, the stress on attaining academic goals can often result to a health toll on individuals - meaning they age quicker.
The lead author of the research, Prof. Gregory E. Miller, quoted saying, “We find that the psychologically successful adolescents - those with high self-control (who meet constant academic targets) have cells that are biologically old relative to their chronological age.”
The research have used approximately 300 African-American teenagers as they undergone transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. They also found out that those who attained a success academically were less depressed, used substances less often and were less aggressive.
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