Could Happier Lives Be Longer Lives?

A new study finds that older adults who report feeling happy and content live longer than others.  While the study of 3,850 older adults did not prove a direct causal relationship, the findings found those older adults who had reported feeling happy were less likely to die over the next five years.  The research was aimed at figuring out if happiness warded of illness.  The study was run by the University College of London.
U.S. News and World Report, October 31, 2011

Written By: Randy Dotinga

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