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Optimistic Elderly Have Healthiest Hearts

Florida First on April 28, 2015

New Report on Aging Individuals

People through 84 years of age and optimistic are likely to have the best cardiovascular health, reports a professor of social work at the University of Illinois. Among 5,100 participants, seven issues were assessed: blood pressure, body mass index, fasting plasma glucose and serum cholesterol levels, dietary intake, physical activity and tobacco use.

More info from National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and National Center for Research Sources, who funded the report.