Don’t worry, be happy! Positive emotions protect against heart disease17 February 2010
People who are usually happy, enthusiastic and content are less likely to develop heart disease than those who tend not to be happy, according to a major new study published today. The authors believe that the study, published in the Europe’s leading cardiology journal, the European Heart Journal, is the first to show such an independent relationship between positive emotions and coronary heart disease.Read the full article online here.
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Published in European Heart Journal, Advance Access, 18 January 2010.
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