Numbers Don't Lie

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Don't worry, anxiety has its benefits

People in general don't want to be anxious. But is it possible that being anxious is actually a sensible approach for staying alive in dangerous situations ? To answer this question, a recent research studied fortunes of 5,362 people in UK. The researchers found that those individuals who had higher anxiety were significantly less likely to die in accidental circumstances before they were 25 (only 0.1% of them did) than were non-anxious people (0.72% of them did).
It’s not all good news for anxious people though. Researchers found after the age of 25, they started to show higher mortality rates than calmer types thanks to increased illness-related deaths.



Blogger Sicilian said...

I would have to say that being a worrier would qualify me for "Anxious" At least I know now that it has it's benefits.

11:05 PM


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