A new study suggests optimism gives the immune system a boost.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study suggests optimism may be good for the health. As reported by LiveScience.com, researchers found that having an optimistic attitude may boost the immune system.
As noted in the report, the research shows that an increase in optimism among a sample of first year law students was correlated with the exhibition of stronger cell-mediated immunity. University of Kentucky psychology professor Suzanne Segerstrom, who co-authored the study, is quoted in the report as stating, “To show that a single person – with the same personality and genes – has different immune function when he or she feels more or less optimistic provides a stronger link between the two.”
The findings could reportedly lead to advancements in approaches for mental health professionals in counseling or treatment.
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