The Longevity Project

See The Longevity Project for a look at how early life experiences impact later adulthood.  The following quote comes from a Wall Street Journal book review,

“Parental divorce during childhood emerged as the single strongest predictor of early death in adulthood. The grown children of divorced parents died almost five years earlier, on average, than children from intact families. The causes of death ranged from accidents and violence to cancer, heart attack and stroke. Parental break-ups remain, the authors say, among the most traumatic and harmful events for children.”