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November 26, 2015

Gratitude Helps The Heart

Just in time for Thanksgiving, research studies show that gratitude and a positive mental attitude is good for our heart health.

It fends off depression, stress and anxiety, which can increase the risk of heart disease, says Paul Mills, a professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

According to Mills' study, more grateful people were healthier and had less depression, better sleep, more energy and less inflammatory markers that indicate plaque in the arteries.

Mills isn't sure exactly how gratitude helps the heart, but he thinks it's because it reduces stress, a huge factor in heart disease.



Posted by linda at November 26, 2015 8:27 PM

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