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Looking on the bright side helps you live longer


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Studied data from a national survey of 70,000 women over eight year period.

People who were 30% less likely to have died from from any disease during study.

Researchers believe that higher optimism directly impacts biological systems – possible boosting immunity and lowering inflammation.

Optimism can be altered with relatively uncomplicated and low-cost interventions.

The study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

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American Journal of Epidemiology

Journal providing information in the field of epidemiological research.

Eric S. Kim

Assistant Professor of Psychology & Data Scientist at the University of British Columbia

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Education of new generations of global health leaders.

Kaitlin Hagan

Senior Manager at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Leslie Ralph

Clinical Psychologist at the University of Arizona.

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