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Why You Shouldn't Be Cynical!

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Published on Jun 6, 2014

People who are cynical look down upon most of humanity. Could this outlook on life affect your health? Laci is here to discuss a surprising new study about how being cynical could be bad for you!

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Optimism, Cynical Hostility, and Incident Coronary Heart Disease and Mortality in the Women's Health Initiative
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...
"Trait optimism (positive future expectations) and cynical, hostile attitudes toward others have not been studied together in relation to incident coronary heart disease (CHD) and mortality in postmenopausal women."

Late-life cynical distrust, risk of incident dementia, and mortality in a population-based cohort
http://www.neurology.org/content/earl...
"We investigated the association between late-life cynical distrust and incident dementia and mortality (mean follow-up times of 8.4 and 10.4 years, respectively) in the Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging and Dementia Study."

Cynical? You may be hurting your brain health
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/...
"People with high levels of cynical distrust may be more likely to develop dementia, according to a new study."

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