Research Highlights – September 2019

After decades of research, a new study from Harvard and Boston University links optimism and prolonged life.  Researchers have found that individuals with greater optimism are more likely to live longer and to achieve ‘exceptional longevity,’ which is defined as living at least 85 years.

Optimism refers to a general expectation that “good things will happen” or believing that “the future will be favorable because we can control important outcomes.”  Whereas research has identified many risk factors that increase the likelihood of disea.....

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