Being married to someone optimistic may improve cognitive health

WNYT Staff
Updated: February 14, 2020 08:02 PM
Created: February 14, 2020 06:20 PM

A recent study from Michigan State University and Harvard TH Chan School of public health suggests that the saying "happy wife, happy life" may be true!

Researchers followed nearly 4,500 heterosexual couples for up to eight years.


They found those who were married to an optimistic person were less likely to experience cognitive decline later in life.

The scientists say if your partner is happy and healthy, it could lead to similar outcomes in your life. This includes developing a healthier lifestyle and exercising more - which has been associated with good brain health.

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