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Study: Positive self-esteem protects older adults from health problems

According to a study in Psychoneuroendocrinology, a positive self-esteem can buffer adults older than 60 years against health threats. Researchers found that if an individual’s self-esteem decreased, cortisol levels increased, and vice versa. This association was particularly strong for participants who already had a history of stress or depression. Read more and read the study abstract.

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