Anxiety Helps Elderly Women Live Longer

FRIDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) — Higher anxiety levels may help elderly women live longer, but may harm older men, U.S. research shows.
A team at the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University followed 1,000 seniors in three Florida retirement communities for up to 15 years.
They found that women with higher levels of anxiety at the start of the study lived longer than others. Year-to-year changes in anxiety levels didn’t appear to affect women’s survival, either.
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