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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Really? Optimism Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease



Lot of people believe that optimism leads people to have better quality of life. But the findings on happiness and its medical impact over the years have not always been consistent. This article in a  New York Times Blog by Anahad O'Connor discusses the latest research.


Really? Optimism Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease


THE FACTS
Laughter may not exactly be the best medicine. But a cheerful outlook on life may be good for your heart. So concludes new research on the impact of happiness and optimism on cardiovascular health.
Scientists have known about the reverse relationship between psychological health and heart health for some time; studies show that depression and anxiety can worsen outcomes for heart patients. But the findings on happiness and its medical impact over the years have not been as consistent.
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