Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 27 April 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 17, p. nf33
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.17.nf33]


Optimistic for Longevity

High spirits reduce numbers of disease-linked molecules

R. John Davenport

Abstract: Turn that frown upside-down, and you might live longer. Happier people have smaller quantities of two compounds connected with heart disease, diabetes, and other illnesses, new work reveals. The results mesh with the notion that folks with sunny dispositions enjoy better health than do those with a dark outlook and suggest a biological mechanism for that protection.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Optimistic for Longevity. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (17), nf33 (2005).

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