Stroke risk reduced by being Optimistic

Stroke risk reduced by being Optimistic

(Best Syndication News) - Having a positive and optimistic outlook on life could reduce your chances of having a stroke. This was according to a new study that was published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

The study involved 6,044 participants over the age of 50. Each participant had their optimism levels rated with a 16-point scale. The researchers found that for each point increase on the scale of optimism, there was a 9 percent reduction in acute stroke risk during a two-year period.

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the number three way for people die in the United States.

Eric Kim, study lead author and a clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of Michigan, said that people who have a positive outlook might also do things to encourage good health.

By: Marsha Quinn

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