23 Aug Can happiness reduce the risk of cancer?
I’ve not seen the original research to which this story refers but if it’s valid and reliable, then these are some fascinating and important findings.
New research suggests that although you may not be able to prevent breast cancer. But you can the risk of developing the disease to an extent — just be happy and think positively. A new study has revealed that positive thinking and happiness could reduce a woman’s chance of devel oping breast cancer by a quarter while traumatic events like divorce and bereavement might have an adverse affect.
“We can carefully say that experiencing more than one severe and/or moderate life event is a risk factor for breast cancer among young women. On the other hand, a general feeling of happiness and optimism can play a protective role.
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