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Winning may help you live longer

Did your team win last night, it feels good doesn’t it? Did you know the reason it’s so much fun to win is largely chemical?
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Did your team win last night, it feels good doesn’t it? Did you know the reason it’s so much fun to win is largely chemical?

Researchers who have studied winning found it increases testosterone and the chemical messenger dopamine. That dopamine hits the reward network in the brain, which makes us feel better – and possibly live longer.

Baseball players who make it into the Hall of Fame have a couple of years on players who are turned away and Academy Award-winners live, on average, four years longer than other actors.

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