Magazine article Work & Family Life

Seems Upbeat Men Have Reason to Be

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Seems Upbeat Men Have Reason to Be

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A new study has found that optimistic men are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than men who are less hopeful. The findings were reported in The Archives of Internal Medicine based on a study of 545 Dutch men, ages 64 to 84, over a 15-year period.

Researchers kept track of the men's health and questioned them every five years on their outlook on life. The men were asked whether they agreed with statements such as "I still expect much from life" or "I am still full of plans."

The most optimistic men in the study had a 50% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease over the 15 years than the least optimistic men.

How can this be? The researchers offered this explanation: people who are optimistic are also better able to cope with problems, to reach out for help from others when they need it and to follow their medical treatments. …

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