Controversial Research Claims Black People Age More Quickly–And Are up to Three Years Older in Health Terms

Mark Prigg, Daily Mail (London), July 22, 2014

Black people age more quickly than white people, a controversial new study has claimed.

Researchers say that the research could shed new light on higher mortality rates in black people.

They say the biological age differences by race increase up until ages 60-69, and then decline.

‘Our results showed that, on average, blacks tend to be more than three years older biologically than whites,’ Morgan Levine and Eileen Crimmins of the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology wrote in the journal Social Science and Medicine.

‘Blacks experience morbidity and mortality earlier in the life course compared to whites,’ they said.

‘This is consistent with findings from previous studies reporting that blacks tend to have levels of biological risk factors that are indicative of someone significantly older chronologically.’

‘Such premature declines in health may be indicative of an acceleration of the aging process.’

The team found that the difference in age can be up to three years.

Differences in biological age between blacks and whites appear to increase up until ages 60-65 and then decline, presumably due to mortality selection.

The researchers calculated each participant’s ‘biological age’ by looking at 10 biomarkers that have been linked to aging, including C-reactive protein, serum creatinine, glycosylated hemoglobin, systolic blood pressure, and total cholesterol.

They also noted their body-mass index, level of education, and whether they were present or former smokers.

‘On average, the biological age for blacks was 53.16 years,’ compared to 49.84 years for whites, the researchers report.

The team say the cause could be stress-related.

‘Everyday stressors associated with being black may negatively impact physiological functioning and, under chronic exposure, accumulate over the lifespan and contribute to growing disparities in biological risk,’ the authors wrote.

‘Furthermore, if such environmental, behavioral, and mental factors contribute to an acceleration of the aging process, we would expect that persons who are aging the fastest should have the highest risk of mortality, and thus (have a) lower life expectancy.’

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  • MekongDelta69

    Uh-oh. UH-OH. It must be ‘racism‘ rearing its ugly head again…

  • “Black people age more quickly than white people”

    Dope and hard liquor and tribal warfare will do that to you.

    • Oil Can Harry

      The stress of living among feral blacks has got to prematurely age you.

      There’s also a genetic component: Phil Rushton believed blacks aged faster than whites who aged more quickly than East Asians.

      • John R

        Good point. They need to do a study on the stress of Whites living among blacks, vs. Whites among our own kind. Of course, no such study will ever be conducted. All these racial studies have just one purpose: To show how bad we evil White people are to the poor “persons of color.”

        • Oil Can Harry

          The only thing close to an official study would be the FBI crime stats showing over 200,000 US whites killed by blacks in the last 50 years.

      • Rick

        I believe this is correct. In all my years of living, I had noticed that blacks tended to mature faster initially but expire sooner on average. Just like most other animals…

        • Usually Much Calmer

          That used to be a truism among early 20th century anthropologists.

          I am most upset that we have lost part of our knowledge base to PC.

    • baldowl

      Yes, but they say prison keeps one young.

      • Kit Ingoldby


        • baldowl

          Oh, sure. I also heard one of them say, “There was a black president after George Washington.” They say all kinds of things that make no sense.

      • IBWHITE

        There’s no doubt in my mind that prison has saved the life of many Blacks. While employed by corrections I would often run across ex-cons who had looked much healthier in a controlled environment. Three hots and a cot during incarceration let them recover from years of self abuse.

      • If one sleeps 16 hours a day. We called that “Putting the day on fast-forward.”

        • baldowl

          One of the first bits of advice I was given upon beginning my sabbatical was: “Sleep as much as you can. When you’re asleep, you’re f***in’ ’em,” meaning the authorities/system.
          I could hardly sleep at all, even at night.

          • If I was supposed to be awake 16 hours a day instead of only 8, I reckon I cheated the feds out of half my sentence.

    • propagandaoftruth

      It’s more than just that. Athletics is a great thing but Whites have to compete with negroes at least a year ahead in terms of physical maturity.

      Regardless of other differences, who knows how many star White athletes, especially in team sports, never were because they were ritually child abused by being forced to go to school with blacks?

      • John R

        Damn! Another interesting point. No wonder the decline of the White athlete corresponded with desegregation.

        • propagandaoftruth

          A year or two of physical maturity is huge at around 13 or so.
          Give the white kid the opportunity to physically mature, train both mind and body, and who knows what the potential? Such a shame.
          Especially in an immensely complex team sport like football, White athletes with good brains and discipline, given the proper encouragement, could take the sport back to a great degree.
          But we must be metrosexual eloi boys to facilitate quicker genocide, eh?

      • Almost all white American NBA players went to a high school that hardly had any blacks in the student body. It’s easy to figure out why.

        • propagandaoftruth

          I had to play basketball because my nutso mom wouldn’t sign the permission slip to play football.

          So I kind of adopted Bill Laimbeer instead of Larry Bird as my role model.

          “Hey, look…don’t do anything stupid, OK, but uh…if you happen to foul out…not the end of the world, eh? Got it?”

          “Sure coach.”

          Yeah, darky, you can jump a heckuva lot higher than I ever will, but watch out for that pasty elbow waiting for ya when you come back to earth…

          That was fun, I admit. Catholic school.

      • Chris Granzow XI

        Actually, there was a controversy in france a while back because the national football team wanted to instill a quota system for white french players. They start screening potential players in an academy at a young age and they have to perform well year-to-year to remain. By age 18, a lot of whites were eliminated, while a lot of blacks remained. But unexpectedly, some of the eliminated whites would go on to become great players in their early 20’s and be invited back to the national team. They soon came to realize that the black youth were hitting puberty sooner, so it appeared they were faster and more skilled; but, in reality the white players just hadn’t fully matured yet.


      This doesn’t surprise me in the least. During my middle school years Black females were spitting out babies one after another and their male counterparts were fully developed men. It wasn’t until high school when most White’s began to catch up in size and maturity.

  • At 48, I look younger than 30. Dat must be some ob dat “white pribelebdge”.

    • Alexandra1973

      I’m 41 and I had someone tell me that they would have guessed me to be in my mid-20s, except I had my son with me, so they figured about 30. LOL

      I only have a couple gray hairs, got my first one at 29.

      • IstvanIN

        At 56 I have been told I look 45.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Hey baby, lol…

        My doc informed my that despite my youthful appearance and demeanor I suffer from an incurable malady known as “life” and have at the most 3 – 5 decades, six if I’m a real freak, barring something even more tragic than death by natural causes.

        Humor helps everything, does it not?

      • Spikeygrrl

        Everyone thinks I’m the same age as my husband. I am 15 years older.

      • Nancy

        Don’t worry, my friend. Gray hairs are like ants: where one or two appear, there’s a whole bunch more just waiting below the surface.

        This is why every woman my age needs a fabulous hair stylist on retainer.

    • dean53

      I’m 52 and look 70… 🙂

  • Mary

    And blacks often physically mature faster as children. Possibly a connection? I read a study linking early puberty (non-race specific) with a tendency toward earlier mortality and health issues.

    • Truthseeker

      I was thinking the same thing. When I was younger, we had a Black family move next door to us. I remember my mother commenting that their two boys, who weren’t even teenagers yet, looked like adults. And it’s not like we were living in the ghetto, it was a nice residential area. I doubt that at such a young age those boys had experienced any sort of “stressors associated with being Black.”

      • Mary

        Yes, it’s amazing how quickly a lot of black kids mature. My son’s third grade basketball team was playing a black team last year, and the average height discrepancy between my son’s White team and the black children was almost comical. They appeared to be about two or three years apart, instead of the same age. And the one black child on my son’s team was far and away the tallest kid on the team.

  • Science speaks a basic inconvention truth to lefty egalitarians: Race is real. Thus, your Potemkin Village of carefully crafted lies is going to come crashing down on your heads. When it does, there are going to be some angry people who don’t like your lies. Don’t expect any help from me when they come after you with a rope.

    • Tarczan

      I ease into that conversation with people, but my response about race is always “racial differences are real”. Even hard core lefties really can’t put up much of an argument.

    • MBlanc46

      They are going to fight like hell to defend that Potemkin Village. A lot of people are likely to wind up unemployed, demonized, or incarcerated before we see how this is finally going to play out.

  • dd121

    I’ve noticed that blacks seem to age faster. One day you have a powerful muscular buck, five years later a broken down fat, bald man. It’s been many years but just look at OJ.

  • JohnEngelman

    Black babies become mobile sooner. Black children become sexually mature sooner. It would stand to reason that middle aged blacks age sooner.

    As is the case with other black problems, this is not something for whites to feel guilty about. It is not our fault.

    • baldowl

      I bet it is somehow. They’ll tell us, I’m sure. They’re no good at keeping that sort of thing to themselves.

    • Guest

      Just don’t point out that Africans in Africa have far shorter life expectancies or we’ll be forced to put them on Obamacare too. Although with all the foreign aid one could say they were leaching off our healthcare far earlier.

      • PB

        Life expectancy based on how hungry the next tribe is and how fast you can run.

    • They’re not really human, so I guess that figures.

  • TruthBeTold

    They have it backwards.

    Blacks living in White, Western nations live longer.

  • TruthBeTold

    They have it backwards.

    Blacks living in White, Western nations live longer.

    • watling

      That was going to be my point. Blacks might be 3 years older biologically than whites in the US but they live 15+ years longer than their African cousins.

      All that racist white medicine, nutritious food, clean water, effective sanitation and winter heating must have its uses.

  • JDInSanD

    On the plus side they remain at the IQ level of a twelve year old throughout life.

  • Who Me?

    But on the plus side, they DON’T have the stressors of having to get an education, getting and keeping a job, working at it for years, making a living for a family, and paying taxes to support that family and another half dozen persons, or planning for retirement, children’s education, etc–that’s living White, and “we ain’t got time for dat stuff.”

  • Sammich With Slaw

    Sounds reasonable. Blacks have a shorter gestation period than whites as well. A large reason, no doubt, that “premature births” are over-reported among blacks.

  • John R

    Okay, more B.S.:
    1. First, blacks physically mature much earlier than Whites. Look at any 17 year old black male (i.e. Trayvon Martin) and compare him to a White male of the same age. It is obvious that blacks by that age are at least a couple of years older.
    2. Second, this idea of the “stress” of being black in our society. Uhhh, yeah, is there a society where it is BETTER to be black in? Sierra Leone? Nigeria? Okay, how about Putin’s Russia? I am sure those Ruskies are really accepting of blacks, huh? The only STRESS blacks face in America is from walking around with chips on their shoulders, looking for evidence of “ray cissm.”

    • watling

      That’s strange because in the photo of Trayvon Martin released just after his demise he looks about 12. Surely black apologists weren’t trying to garner sympathy for their li’l boy by making out that he was younger than he really was?

  • IstvanIN

    Animals with a longer gestation period, fewer young and a longer childhood (elephants) tend to have much longer lives than animals that have a very short gestation period, lots of young and a short childhood have a shorter life expectancy (rats). So this makes sense.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      Mammals or in general?

      I’m thinking of turtles as a counterexample. If you know more about this, please share.

      • MikeofAges

        Turtles live on their own time scale. Recently, a family Brazil found a pet tortoise, presumed long lost, which had been locked in a storeroom for 30 years. The Wikipedia article describes them as reclusive animals.

        • Usually Much Calmer


          Turtles don’t appear to age. I believe researchers are still trying to figure out why. Pretty neat.

          They lay clutches of several hundred eggs and the survival rate is abysmal even after a few days, but they take up to 25 years to sexually mature. There is no drop off in reproductive ability with age, to the contrary.

          Maybe it does not serve to expand IstvanIN’s point beyond mammals. I don’t know enough about reptiles.

          • MikeofAges

            Don’t talk abobt it so much. People will start to want to come back as turtles.

      • IstvanIN

        I wrote that off the top of my head. As for turtles, off the top of my head, while they lay quite a few eggs at a time and do not spend time during childhood with mom or dad, and live a very long life, they also have a high mortality rate, both from animals that eat the eggs as well as animals that eat the young after hatching as they scurry towards the water. Not a high survival rate, they get eaten even after they reach the water.

  • MikeofAges

    And, when you burn you candle at both ends, you have to expect you candle to burn at both ends. Many black men are not very different than those old timey white guys with the pinkie rings who operated cash business. Drink, party and whore into your fifties and sixties. If you even live that long. Smoke. Maybe drugs on the side. Neglect your medical issues. It all adds up to early mortality. In women, smoking, obesity, alcoholism. Neglected medical needs. Maybe lack of universal health access has had something to do with it. But biggest factor in health is what goes in your mouth, or doesn’t that should. I told my own doctor once, “Seventy percent of what you see is due to what people put in their mouth. And let’s leave what they put in their arm or up their nose out of it.”

    She didn’t argue. But I was being kind. Eighty percent or more might be more like it.

  • MBlanc46

    Blacks mature early than whites and Asians. Perhaps this is just the continuation of the same process.

  • LHathaway

    Blacks are something like 4 times more likely to die in the first 3 years of life? Some of these mortality figures are vastly skewed by ignoring this.

  • Wholly Unconvinced

    “Everyday stressors associated with being black may negatively impact physiological functioning and, under chronic exposure, accumulate over the lifespan and contribute to growing disparities in biological risk,’ the authors wrote.”

    I was beginning to wonder when “RRRAYCISS!” was going to get worked in, almost started thinking it was a purely scientific article as opposed to diversity junk science,and thennnn… I found it! Rayciss!

    • John R

      Exactly, any study of black people in America, you already know where they are going. Everything is the fault of big bad YT.

    • I have started building my own old-school bamboo fishing rod. I will use only silk thread, and I will machine the parts for the reel out of brass and stainless steel, as putting an Abu Garcia reel on a handmade rod would be silly. It must be period-correct.

      Some of these idiots could do similar things with their spare time, but they think getting high and beating folks up is more fun.

      I’ll have a fishing rod and reel that my family will possess for generations.

  • Wholly Unconvinced

    They also eat, and live, about 1000x healthier than “us”. Which probably contributes. They also spend a LOT of time “hiking” and playing community sports such as football (soccer) handball, etc. As opposed to sitting on the couch watching TV with one hand on a beer and the other in a bag of chips… I’ll stop now, as I’m beginning to feel a little Engelmanny.

  • Chasmania

    The candle that burns twice as bright…..

    Especially when said candle is fueled by fried chicken, 40 oz malt liquor and a metronome inspired ‘incarceration behavior’.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    Have they taken into account such factors as diet, exercise, drugs, smoking and drinking?

  • Alucard_the_last

    Drugs, alcohol and a high fat diet is the real reason why they age faster. Whites, of course, will be blamed.

    • M.Magog

      I recall a recent report that blacks do not do well on a diet lacking carbohydrates. Whites can do well on such a diet.

  • M.Magog

    I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Their mitochondria DNA is likely much different that that of whites.

  • Paleoconn

    The soul food diet is very unhealthful. Also, a life of laying about can’t be very healthy. The royal family is an exception, they must have really good, inbred genes.

  • EiSkogsNisse

    This is exactly what late professor J. Philippe Rushton discovered ages ago: Negros mature more quickly than Whites. And that was just one of the many patterns between Negros, Whites, and Orientals.

    “The team say the cause could be stress-related.”

    I just love how researchers must try to find a way to fit this into the current paradigm that any racial difference must be due to the environment. I am with eager awaiting their environmental explanation for why Negro women have narrower birth canals and how their thigh bones are straighter than Whites’. Will that be caused by stress too or what?

  • Usually Much Calmer

    On the one hand, if I were black, I would find it very stressful to live
    in white society because it would be such a strain to cope with a more
    complex society than I was adapted for.

    On the other hand, I am
    not black and I should not project my own response to inadequacy onto
    another, quite different, consciousness.

    So, I could see this
    argument either way. I think science will probably be able to shed more
    light on (but not ‘solve’) the dilemma in a few years.

  • MikeofAges

    And add to that, the psychosocial factor of knowing that what you have at 17 is the most that will ever be for you. For very many, the most that can ever be, really.

  • Mrfinoni

    Blacks do mature physically at an early age. Allowing that athletic success promotes more success and opportunities, it prohibits late bloomers from catching up. That is why European Spanish can compete with American Blacks in basketball and American Whites can not. The Spanish mature at their own rate! The Liberal Establishment according to wants all athletic prowess to be accorded to the Black race. If anyone bothered to watch the World Cup where Germany took on Argentina, two virtually European teams, no one would ever question White athletic ability again. The Black nations crashed and burned at the world cup whose athletes are all playing in Europe in premier divisions. So much for Black superiority!

  • KunTewk

    Anyone in high school can see this for themselves. Unfortunately, because of Political Correctness, science in this area is not even equal to simple common sense.