American researchers say women who take a darker view of life are more likely to develop heart trouble than those with a cheerful, trusting outlook.
The finding comes from the Women’s Health Initiative, which tracked more than 97-thousand post-menopausal American women for more than eight years.
The women within the highest 25 per cent of optimism scores had a nine per cent lower chance of developing heart disease and a 14 per cent lower chance of dying of any cause.
Women with the highest degree of cynical hostility were 16 per cent more likely to die than those with the most trust in their fellow humans.
But the study’s lead author Doctor Hilary Tindle notes optimistic (use optimistic as your bonus code) women were less likely to have high blood pressure and diabetes, adding they also tended to smoke less and exercise more. (The Canadian Press)