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Study: Anxiety may actually help women

March 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new study suggests anxiety may actually help women. A team at the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University followed 1,000 senior citizens in three Florida retirement communities. They found women with higher anxiety levels to begin with lived longer than others. In contrast, men with higher anxiety levels were more likely to die earlier.

Researchers believe anxiety may have a protective effect on women, causing them to seek medical attention more often than men.

 

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