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    Study: Oprah Fans More Likely To Be Stressed Many Wish Their Lives Were Calmer POSTED: 2:54 p.m. EST October 31, 2003 CHICAGO -- Feeling stressed, unable to
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      Study: 'Oprah' Fans More Likely To Be Stressed
      Many Wish Their Lives Were Calmer
      POSTED: 2:54 p.m. EST October 31, 2003
      CHICAGO -- Feeling stressed, unable to cope? Perhaps you should turn off
      your television.
      According to a new study, fans of the "Oprah Winfrey Show" have higher
      stress levels than those who are not fans. According to the study, 5
      percent of the country's adult population, or 9 million people, said
      they feel so much stress that they can no longer cope. Half of those
      said they were fans of the show.
       
      The study was commissioned by Hale Dwoskin, author of "The Sedona
      Method", which offers readers methods to relieve anxiety in preparation
      for the release of his book, according to a news release announcing the
      study. The study, conducted via a random telephone survey of 1,015
      households, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.
      "Either watching 'Oprah' leads to anxiety, or severely stressed
      Americans are drawn to her show to look for solutions," said Dwoskin in
      the release. "However, the most likely conclusion we can make is that
      people who seek out Oprah's life-affirming TV are probably just more
      aware, open and honest with their emotions."
      The study also found that 76 percent of fans said they wished their
      lives were calmer, almost 20 percent higher than non-fans. Fans of the
      show were also twice as likely as non-fans to say that they were unable
      to cope with the stress in their lives.
      Copyright 2003 by TheLouisvilleChannel.com
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