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Depressing Signs of Age

From people who have been there

(HealthDayNews) -- Getting older can be depressing, as researchers in Japan found out.

The folks at Osaka University Medical School reported in the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology that they interviewed 1,306 elderly people to see what traits were associated with being depressed. Here's the list in reverse order:

  • 6 -- having bad teeth
  • 5 -- not participating in social activities
  • 4 -- not getting regular medical care
  • 3 -- being in poor health
  • 2 -- being over 75
  • 1 -- being male.
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