Optimism reduces mortality risk, heart disease in women

08/11/2009 | Reuters

Women who have an optimistic outlook were 14% less likely to die over 8 years, 9% less likely to develop coronary heart disease and 30% less likely to die of heart complications, compared with more pessimistic women, a study in Circulation of 97,000 U.S. women ages 50 to 79 found. The lead researcher said optimism may have a direct impact on preventing disease.

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