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Optimism Linked to Reduced Risk of Heart Failure

(4/21/2014)

Optimism Linked to Reduced Risk of Heart Failure
Medical News Today
April 14, 2014

Is your glass half full or half empty? If you are over the age of 50 and full of optimism, you are likely to be at lower risk of heart failure, according to a new study. Heart failure affects more than 5.1 million people in the US, and around 50% of those with the condition die within 5 years of diagnosis. Past studies have indicated that higher levels of optimism - an expectation that positive things will happen - may be beneficial to health. These investigators found that individuals who had higher levels of optimism had a 73% lower risk of heart failure over the study period, compared with those who were pessimistic.

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