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Can a negative attitude affect heart health?

If you constantly complain, with no interest in finding a solution, or secretly enjoy throwing pity-parties for yourself more than once in a blue moon, know that an ongoing gloomy attitude triples your risk of a heart attack, a bypass, and even clogged leg arteries. On the other hand, a positive attitude and optimistic outlook can improve your quality of life, help you stay well, and may also speed up healing.

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