Study: gluck or positive thinking do not make healthy

But sickness makes disclosure and can lead to behaviors that further affect the health

Positive thinking or even chinile is to provide a widespread ideology, which in the USA on the background of religious convictions, for better health, about a strong immune system, and more long life. Who sells only strong negative thoughts and always remains optimistic, life succeeds better. This magical and compulsive thinking that sinks itself in hypnosis and wants to pull out Munchhausen on his own chief of the swamp, in addition to the fallenzer that people are responsible for fate and fail, disease and earlier death sometimes on a lack of performance in terms of to return to positive thinking.

Is all humbug, say now scientists of the Medical Faculty of the University of New South Wales under the direction of Bette Liu. The investigation published in The Lancet is based on more than one million British women who were taken between 1996 and 2001. Since then it has been persecuted to which diseases they died.

Three years after admission to long-term study, women were asked to put their health in a questionnaire, their childlike, the stress, the impression of whether they have their lives in hand and whether they are relaxed. Since not all answered, remained for evaluation 719.671 women. The mortality and their reason were from scientists to 1. January 2012 evaluated to find out to what extent the mortality rates of women, which are mostly uncomfortable, from those of those of women who said they said they are mostly happy. satisfied with your life.

Of the studied women with a median age of 59 years ago, 44 percent said they are mostly happy, while 17 percent figures, they are mostly disclaimed, D.H. 16 percent only sometimes themselves, 1 percent rare or never never. Memptible were socio-demographically rather the women in high age, with less education, sports, do not smoke, co-living together with a partner and pursue religious or other activities.

Within 10 years, 4 percent (31.531) The women died. It was found a strong relationship between a poor health status or treatment for depression or fear and unfortunate, which is not particularly surprising: sickness makes discharges and can contribute to behaviors such as smoking or body inactivity, which further affect the health.

But there was no significant relationship between mortality and unobtrusive, if not only the age, but also self-described health condition, treatment for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, depression or fear and socio-demographic or lifestyle factors (smoking, overweight etc.) were considered. On cancer, cardiovascular diseases or stress, self-described lucky or opponent has no influence after no influence.

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