Stressed? Way. Enough to kill? No, not according to Olshansky’s research – not, at least, due to their workload or the enormous responsibilities they lugged for years.
Olshansky used the birthdays, inauguration dates and death years of each POTUS to determine that two-thirds (68 percent) of the men who have toiled in the Oval Office lived longer than the expected lifespans of their era – not including those who were assassinated.
Consider America’s founding fathers: the first eight presidents spent an average of 79.8 years above ground, he said. That even beats the average lifespan for today’s U.S. males – 76.2 years.