Black People : Black Women will live longer if less hostile

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  1. narmermenes

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    NEW STUDY FROM UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH: Black Women will live longer if they're less hostile and negative.

    *University of Pittsburgh Medical Center internist Doctor Hilary Tindle summarized the results of her new study this way:

    “We don’t know exactly why, but attitude does appear to matter when it comes to heart disease and health.”

    The study showed that women who have a positive attitude appeared to give themselves protection against heart disease as well as extend their lives.

    Interestingly, the women who seemed to benefit most from being optimistic were African American females. Optimistic Black women had a 33% lower risk for death than pessimistic Black women. The percentage benefit for optimistic white females was just 13 percent. Meanwhile, African American women with the highest scores for hostility and cynicism were 62 percent more likely to die early than Black women with positive attitudes.

    The conclusions were based on women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative - a 15-year study which included 162,000 post-menopausal women of all races. The analysis done by Tindle and her team included 97,000 of those women.

    Overall, optimistic women were more likely than pessimists to have higher incomes, more education, health insurance and attend church. Pessimists were more likely to have diabetes, high blood pressure and be overweight.
     
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    Interesting article, but the church is full of anti Black-nationalist and pessimistic sisters
     
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    Perhaps they(we) need to get out of the church....a "hostile", controlling environment will often produce hostility.
     
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    this reverses cause and effect....

    in other words, women who had done better were happier. duh.
     
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    sometimes scientist kill me with simplifying things down to one variable....
    when life is never dependent or influenced by one variable....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    yup, that's the way i read it, too.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!




    Welcome Blaklioness, its been awhile since our last dialogue. I think not but just the opposite, lets infiltrate the Church with truth.

     
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    Infiltrating the church (read synagogue, mosque, etc.) with real truth would be refreshing because no matter how much we try to stick our heads in the sands of pseudo righteousness, attempting to bury the pains of oppression with religious dogma does take a toll on ones spirit. One way or another it will find its way to the surface, and I think that underlies the author's message. Peace...
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Truth!


    Yes Blaklioness, the process has already begun, take a look at this thread and the Videos:

    http://destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60415


     
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