Optimism, Laugher May Bring Long Life
The Longevity Genes Project, launched by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City suggests a factor in living a long life may in fact be a positive disposition. The study included participants 95 years or older of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, 2/3rds of which were women. This allowed the team of researchers to study personality comparisons among a genetically similar group. The study found that participants were for the most part relaxed, friendly and upbeat about life.
USNews Health, by Alan Mozes