There is more proof that stress can unravel us down to the cellular level.
New research finds that men who are unemployed for a long period of time may actually age faster.
The study of over 5,000 men found those who had been jobless for more than two years were twice as likely to have short telomeres, compared to their peers.
Telomeres are DNA markers linked to aging.
Experts say the findings are concerning because shorter telomeres are associated with a higher risk of age-related diseases and early death.