Crabby people might not live as long

February 19, 2008 9:38:14 AM PST
Being crabby may be bad for your health.

Researchers who studied a survey of older adults found those who got along with relatives, friends, and neighbors were less likely to have health problems. These people were also less likely to have physical limitations.

Authors of the study note that people who reported more negative social encounters suffered greater declines in health.

You can learn more about this study in the journal Health Psychology.