Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mayo Clinic Finds Optimistic Live Longer

An optimistic outlook on life could result in a longer and healthier life, Mayo Clinic researchers found in a 30-year patient study. The researchers found that the pessimistic group of patients had a 19 percent increase in the risk of death when comparing their expected life span with their actual life.

Toshihiko Maruta, M.D., a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist says, "It tells us that mind and body are linked and that attitude has an impact on the final outcome, death."

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