Optimistic outlook linked to greater, even “exceptional,” longevity

Laura Kubzansky and her colleagues have published a paper in PNAS that has furthered previous research on the link between optimism and better health to now find a relationship between optimism and greater longevity (up to 15% longer, on average) including increased odds of living to 85 years old or beyond. The findings have received … Continue reading “Optimistic outlook linked to greater, even “exceptional,” longevity”

Aging Well; Examining Health of Those on Their Way to Becoming Centenarians

Former Harvard Pop Center Bell Fellow Hiram Beltran-Sanchez, PhD, has co-authored a study that examines the long-term trajectories of disease, disability and cognitive functioning among potential centenarians, finding that those who lived to 100 had experienced overall better health along their journey to the century mark than the non-surviving members of their cohort, with about … Continue reading “Aging Well; Examining Health of Those on Their Way to Becoming Centenarians”