Want to lower cholesterol? Optimism’s the answer

“If life seems jolly rotten, there’s something you’ve forgotten. And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing.”

In the words of Monty Python, ‘always look on the bright side of life’. Not only will it make you feel great, it’ll also lower your cholesterol, according to new research.

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In a Harvard School of Public Health study, middle-aged optimists were found to have better levels of ‘good’ cholesterol, which can help cancel out ‘bad’ cholesterol, as well as have a protective effect on the heart.

Researchers believed that part of the reason could be due to optimists’ tendency to have a healthy body weight and a ‘prudent’ diet.

The team of researchers analyzed data from the Midlife in the United States study, which featured phone interviews and lab tests for over 900 people between the ages of 40 and 70.

Participants’ levels of optimism were rated on a scale of six to 30, depending on their agreement or disagreement with statements (including ‘in uncertain times I usually expect the best’), and those with higher optimism scores also had a high-density lipoprotein – the desirable form of cholesterol that is thought to prevent heart disease.

What are your thoughts on this recent research? Do you need help lowering your cholesterol? Let us know by commenting below.

 

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1 Comment

  1. FireHouse Ironworks via Facebook  /  7 March, 2013, 7:31 pm Reply

    Tell me no one is whistling…lol

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