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Being An Optimist Saves Your Brain From Stroke

BP World Bureau | Feb 13 2020
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Stroke survivors who are very optimistic in nature had lower inflammation levels thus reducing the severity of the stroke and less physical disabilities. Optimistic people have stronger brain compared to ones who are not optimistic said study published in the journal of 'NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.'

Researchers said that the research will help them provide a scientific framework to develop new treatment methods to help people recover from the stroke. 

 Yun-Ju Lai,  the study’s first author and a postdoctoral fellow in the neurology department at The University of Texas Health Science Center, said that boosting morale will help in recovery from stroke. 

Stroke is a disease that occurs mostly in aged people where the blood vessels going to the brain gets blocked and the portion of the brain becomes damaged due to hypoxia.