According to a study published in the Journal of American Heart Association, women with optimistic attitude and positive outlook towards life may live longer and also be less likely to develop heart diseases when compared to those who take dimmer view of life.

Researchers found that among more than 97,000 U.S. women between the ages of 50 and 79, those with generally optimistic dispositions were 14 percent less likely to die over eight years than their pessimistic counterprts.

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They were also 9 percent less likely to develop coronary heart disease, and 30 percent less likely to die of heart complications. This implies that almost one-fourth of women with highest scores had lower rates of developing heart diseases.

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