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† C. Getting Organized for Health

Narrator: This is Science Today. How well a woman organizes and manages day-to-day demands can greatly affect her health. Dr. Sally Adams of the University of California, San Francisco bases these findings on a twenty-two year study focusing on highly educated women..

Adams: And what we found was that both emotional and cognitive factors did predict womenís health across time and the strongest predicting factor was the intellectual efficiency measure that we used

Narrator: Intellectual efficiency measures a personís organizational skills. Women who had trouble were found to have more stress-related illness, which could lead to heart or respiratory disease.

Adams: So women who were more organized and able to prioritize, to delegate, to manage time efficiently and who felt more self-confident and free of conflict about doing that, had better ratings of health, twenty some years later.

Narrator: For Science Today, Iím Larissa Branin.