Left-handedness relates to higher mortality in women

A 13-year long study by Dutch scientists concludes "left-handedness is associated with higher mortality in women." Data shows "lefties had a 40% higher risk of dying from any cause, a 70% higher risk of dying from cancer, and a 30% higher risk of dying from diseases of the circulatory system".
Although the underlying mechanisms of this observation remain elusive, some scientists believe "this is the result of an insult suffered during early development, which ultimately leads to … premature demise."
Oh, I hate those numbers. My daughter is a lefty.

1 comment:


Two things:
1) I've been reading you for almost a year. Now I can say that numbers "make YOU feel better" 99 out of 100 times.
2) Although i know a bunch of BRILLIANT and ADORABLE lefties, it is not important. Your daughter might be a lefty, just make sure she is the most-loved lefty in the world. As a daughter, it's all that matters.