Do Women’s Personality Traits Affect Their Risk of Diabetes?
It is no secret that the risk of diabetes grows as we age, and for the 30 million Americans who have the disease, there is a new risk factor to consider.
Sure, body weight, family history of diabetes and your physical activity level can determine if you are likely to develop the disease later on in life, but new research also finds that a woman’s personality traits are linked to an increased risk among postmenopausal women. Women who tend to be more optimistic are actually at a 12 percent lower risk for developing the disease, while women who express more negative emotions are at a higher risk. There is even more on this report over at Medical News Bulletin.