High morale linked to longer survival among elderly

April 23, 2015 5:18 PM

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High morale linked to longer survival among elderly

(Reuters Health) - Whether it is cause or effect is unclear, but high morale seems to go along with a longer life, according to a new Scandinavian study.

Among people 85 years and older, those who felt optimistic about life and had something to look forward to lived five years longer on average than their more pessimistic counterparts.

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