Optimism May Reduce Risk of Dying Prematurely Among Women

Optimism May Reduce Risk of Dying Prematurely Among Women

The study found that women who were optimistic had a significantly reduced risk of dying from several major causes of death including cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and infection over an eight-year period, compared with women who were less optimistic. The study analyzed data from 2004 2012 from 70,000 women enrolled in the Nurses Health Study, a long-running study tracking women’s health via surveys every two years. The most optimistic women had a nearly 30% lower risk of dying from any of the diseases analyzed in the study compared with the least optimistic women, the study found. The most optimistic women had a 16% lower risk of dying from cancer; 38% lower risk of dying from heart disease; 39% lower risk of dying from a stroke; 38% lower risk of dying from respiratory disease; and 52% lower risk of dying from infection.

Key Points:

  • 1If you are a woman, just having an optimistic and positive outlook on life can be good for your health.
  • 2There are a lot of studies out there that show that health can help when it comes to health going forward.
  • 3It seems like more studies out there are proving that being more positive can effect early deaths


Women who were optimistic had a significantly reduced risk of dying from several major causes of death—including cancer, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and infection—over an eight-year period, compared with women who were less optimistic.

Read the full article at: http://healthyaging.net/aging-information/optimistic-outlook/

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