Pessimism: Being Negative Is Not Good For The Heart, Can Cause Heart Disease

First Posted: Dec 08, 2016 03:05 AM EST

Since people have different personalities, and different perspectives kick off based on people's minds' inclination of best and worst possible outcome. Pessimist people are more likely to think that bad things may happen rather than good things may come their way. They tend to be limited of potential things they can do because of too much precaution or they do not do it at all because of negative thoughts that keep hovering their minds.

Pessimism do not just make people's mind a basket of negativeness but it also increases risk of death from a coronary heart disease. Based on the Good News Network report, a completed 11-year study released by BioMed Public Health measured the optimism and pessimism of 2,267 men and women with age of 52 to 76 years old.

At the start of the study, participants were presented six statements and asked to rate them on a 0 to 4 scale and how well the statements applied to them. The text was either positive (for example, "In uncertain times, I usually expect the best") or negative ("If something can go wrong for me, it will"). The researchers also recorded subjects' cholesterol levels, blood pressure, glucose readings and other health and behavioral characteristics.

During 11 years of follow up, 122 people died from coronary heart disease. After adjusting the outside medical factors, researchers found that those who died of coronary heart disease were more pessimistic than the average baseline.

Researchers and scientists started investigating the effects on the health of a person's perspective. Several studies have already found a correlation in optimism and pessimism in the risk of heart failure, risk of stroke, rate of recovery after surgery and the status of arteries.

Health does not just depend on people's environment or food intake but it also depends on people's perspectives in life. A positive point of view can even attract what is good around them and can give an effect that is beneficial. A beautiful mind and outlook in life will surely strengthen the will to live.

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