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Happy People Have Less Hypertension

Australian Doctor | Apr 28, 2014 | TAKING THE TENSION OUT OF HYPERTENSION: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL BEING AND HYPERTENSION
Laughter may well be the best medicine for high blood pressure, with a new study showing happiness is linked to a 10% reduced risk of hypertension.

Why happiness is healthy

CNN | Mar 20, 2014 | The Heart's Content: The Association Between Positive Psychological Well-Being and Cardiovascular Health
A 2012 review of more than 200 studies found a connection between positive psychological attributes, such as happiness, optimism and life satisfaction, and a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease. Kubzansky and other Harvard School of Public Health researchers published these findings in the journal Psychological Bulletin.