Francine Grodstein (Harvard) and coauthors find optimism linked to living longer
"Optimists For The Win: Finding The Bright Side Might Help You Live Longer" - NPR. 9/1/2019.
"Scientists combined data from two large, long-term studies: one including 69,744 women and another of 1429 men, all of whom completed questionnaires that assessed their feelings about the future. After controlling for health conditions, behaviors like diet and exercise, and other demographic information, the scientists were able to show that the most optimistic women (top 25%) lived an average of 14.9% longer than their more pessimistic peers."
Additional Media Coverage:
"Here's a new reason to be an optimist: You're likely to live longer, study says" - Washington Post. 8/29/2019.
"Cheer up! Optimists live longer" - Science. 8/26/2019.