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Mental health can negatively affect your body

Posted at 8:17 AM, Jan 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-27 10:02:31-05

There's more evidence that a person's mental health can affect their physical well being.

As studies suggest depression and anxiety may be linked to an increased death from certain cancers.

Over 100,000 cancer-free men and women were followed for more than nine years.

Patients were more likely to die from leukemia, cancers of the prostate, pancreas, esophagus and bowel if they had high levels of psychological distress.