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Happy People At Lesser Risk For Heart Attacks

Posted Feb 18 2010 12:00am

A new study from Columbia University reports that people who are happy and content are less likely to develop heart disease than less happy people. Unhappy people had a 22 percent increased risk of having a heart attack or chronic chest pain, compared with those who were somewhat happy. Somewhat happy people also had a 22 percent increased risk for heart problems compared with people who were moderately happy. In this study of the relationship between happiness and heart disease, researchers concluded that if everyone did more of the things that made them happy, they could significantly reduce their risk of heart attack and angina. They also found that happy people handle stress better than less happy people. So the morale is try to be as content as possible with your life and do what makes you happy.

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