22 July 2011

Optimism may lower stroke risk

A two-year study found that the most optimistic people were the least likely to have a stroke.

A two-year study found the most optimistic people were the least likely to have a brain attack.

The finding was published in the online issue of Stroke.

Other benefits of optimism
The possible stroke protection lengthens the list of health benefits tied to being optimistic, Kim said. Already, various studies have found that more optimistic people have a healthier immune system, faster wound healing, a lower risk of heart disease and other benefits, he said.


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