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Having purpose in life 'could reduce stroke risk'

The Telegraph
Published Date: 
5 March 2013
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People who feel that they have a purpose in life are 20 per cent less likely to suffer from a stroke, according to a new study.

A study of over-50s found that those who had defined goals for the future were at a much lower risk of suffering a clot on the brain than people with few objectives.

It remains unclear whether setting aims later in life makes people more likely to keep up a healthy lifestyle, or whether thinking positively about one's life somehow protects against a stroke, researchers said.


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