Nathalie Chevreau highlights the link between helping others and a reduced mortality rate in response to the recently released results of a new study.
Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) February 18, 2013
A five-year study recently completed by the University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University and Grand Valley State University confirmed that it may, indeed, be better to give than receive.
"It's better to give than receive," said Arterosil Chief Science Officer Nathalie Chevreau, PhD, R.D. "The results of this study are astounding and display the importance of virtues in maintaining a healthy life. Giving assistance to those in need provides the mind with a positive reinforcement, which can reduce their own stress. It gives them something in return: Better health on top of a brighter outlook on life."
The study’s lead Michael J. Poulin, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at the University at Buffalo published the results he and his colleagues have spent the past half decade on. The researchers pointed out what was previously understood, that social isolation and stress were recognized as accurate indicators of morbidity and mortality. However, 20 years of previous studies have failed to demonstrate the relation between helping others and being helped in reducing mortality until now.
The study has established that when put into stressful situations, those who helped others during the previous year of the study had a lower mortality rate than those who did not help anyone at all. This gives new hope for scientists hoping to prove that a more positive lifestyle could lead to a better life expectancy.
The study consisted of 846 subjects who were all assessed on the stress levels in their lives, and if they had provided assistance to others in that yearly timespan. Stresses included serious but nonlethal illnesses, robberies, unemployment and financial strain or the death of a loved one.
Furthermore, the study is held in high regard by others in the health industry for being a critical step towards understanding why social processes and cues influence health for better or worse. This could potentially lead to a discovery that a kinder attitude in general, optimism rather than pessimism, can have an effect on overall physical health.
The conclusion of this study satisfies many who have pushed for more helpful and positive attitudes in people, something many often forget due to their high stress and fast paced lifestyles, said Chevreau. Dr. Poulin and his associates hope that this study will open the eyes of the public and lead to making changes in their perception of life.
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