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Hollywood’s Ridicule of Aging Americans May Be Making Them Ill

  • More than half of films with older characters make fun of them
  • Optimistic portrayals of seniors can affect their health

Hollywood isn’t just discriminating by gender and race, but also by age -- and that might shorten the lives of underrepresented seniors who tend to be the butt of jokes rather than stars of the silver screen, a new study shows.

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