Smile and laugh more for a healthy heart

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 12:00pm

New study shows there are even more reasons you should lighten your mood and relax.

KETK spoke to a Cardiologist about your mood can affect your heart.

Smile a little more and laugh a little more, that's what a cardiologist from Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas in Tyler tells KETK.

Dr. Scott Lieberman talks with KETK, about heart disease and a new study.

"It actually shown that patients that were depressed has twice as high mortality over the first couple of years after a heart attack as patients who otherwise were not clinically depressed," says Dr. Scott Lieberman.

He says, patients whom are happier and have a better out look on life seem to do better than patients who are depressed.

"There's a lot of evidence now being suggested that laughter is therapeutic that watching a good movie or distracting yourself with something amusing probably lowers your stress levels," says Dr. Scott Lieberman.

Reports say, heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women older than 20 in the united states, and is the #1 killer of women.

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