Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have discovered some evidence that people’s world view, attitude to life and personality may have an impact on their mental / physical health; specifically their risk of developing dementia. This small study indicates that people with high levels of cynicism and distrust may be twice as likely to develop dementia.
Stephens, P. (2014). Study suggests link between cynicism and dementia. London: BBC Health News, May 29th 2014.
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Neuvonen, E. Rusanen, M. [and] Solomon, A. [et al] (2014). Late-life cynical distrust, risk of incident dementia, and mortality in a population-based cohort. Neurology. May 28th 2014. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).