Monday, March 20, 2006

Optimism is healthy

A study done by a Dutch institution finds that optimistic men were only half as likely to die from cardiovascular disease as men not classified as optimists. The lead researcher in the study said the connection was not necessarily because of lower rates of depression among the optimistic:

"One possibility is that optimists are better at coping with adversity, and may, for example, take better care of themselves when they do fall ill."

—Mellow Monk


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