Headline, February 13 2019/ '' ' OPTIMISM - GOD'S BLESSINGS- *OPTIMUM ' ''



KARL MARX : ONE OF THE GREATEST THINKERS OF ALL TIMES made a superlative observation and deduction :

''The Philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point however is to change it.'' And it is to this great honor and service that The World Students Society sets its steer. A step at a time.

FOR EVER AND ONCE - THE MIGHTY STUDENTS OF THE WORLD have begun growing optimism and understand : so as the Good Lord wishes, happens.

!WOW! is gloriously optimistic that the students of the world will be able to succeed with distinction in solving the problems of the entire world.

For once, the students of Pakistan, India, Rohingya, Iraq, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Syria, Libya, the whole of Africa, Latin America Afghanistan, Iran, Sri Lanka, Philippines, brim with hope and growing optimism.

An increasing number of recent long-term studies have linked greater optimism to a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other chronic ailments and to fostering ''exceptional longevity'' a category one team of researchers used people who live to 85 and beyond.

IN A MAJOR ANALYSIS OF 15 STUDIES INVOLVING 229,231 participants published in September in JAMA Network Open, Dr. Rozanski and colleagues found that people who -

Ranked high in optimism were much less likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular event and had a lower mortality rate from any cause than did pessimistic participants in the studies.

''The data are very consistent,'' he said. ''In every case, there was a strong relationship between optimism and a lower risk of disease. Optimists tend to take better care of their health. They're more likely to exercise and eat better and are less likely to smoke.''

Admittedly, the relationship between optimism and better health and a longer life is still only a correlation that doesn't prove cause and effect.

But there is also now biological evidence to suggest that optimism can have a direct impact on health, which should encourage both the medical profession and individuals to do more to foster optimism as a potential health benefit.

''It's never too early and it's never too late to foster optimism,'' said Dr. Alan Rozanski, one of the field's primary researchers. ''From teenagers to people in their 90s, all have better outcomes if they're optimistic.''

Dr. Rozanski, a cardiologist at Mount Sinai St.Luke's Hospital in New York, became interested in optimism while working at in a cardiac rehabilitation program early in his career.

In an interview, he explained : ''Many heart attack patients who had long been sedentary would come into the gym and say, 'I can't do that!'. But I would put them on the treadmill, start off slowly and gradually build them up. Their attitude improved, they become more confident.''

Dr. Rozanski added : There's also a biological effect. Pessimists bathe their bodies in damaging stress hormones like cortisol and norepinephrine all day long.

Pessimism increases inflammation in the body and fosters metabolic abnormalities like diabetes. Pessimism is also on the way to depression, which the American Heart Association considers a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.''

Another researcher, Julia K. Boehm, a psychologist at Chapman University in Orange, Calif, said : ''Optimism promotes problem-solving. It helps people deal with challenges and obstacles in more effective ways. Optimists tend to pursue strategies that make a rosy picture a reality. Their hearts are not constantly pounding.''

In contrast, she said, ''Pessimists tend not to be open to the possibility of favorable outcomes, and the fight-or-flight responses they experience amps up bodily systems that over a long period of time wear the body down.''

Dr. Boehm and his colleagues examined the association of optimism with health behaviors - physical activity, diet and cigarette smoking - and found that more optimistic individuals were more likely to engage in healthier behaviors. Their findings were published in 2018 in Circulation Research.

Lewina O. Lee, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, and her colleagues analyzed several decades of data from women in the Nurse's Health Study and men in the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study.

They found that, on average those with higher levels of optimism, as measured by an assessment tool called the Life Orientation Test, lived longer.

Among the most optimistic study participants, the women had a 50 percent greater chance and the men 70 percent greater chance of surviving to age 85.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Life, Living and Optimism, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Jane E. Brody.

With respectful dedication to the Grandparents, Parents, Students, Professors, and Teachers of the world.

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