Friday, October 19, 2012

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Feeling guilty can damage your immune system

Research suggests that a positive outlook on life can have great health benefits, but with guilt-ridden people feeling more vulnerable to illness than those who do things naturally out of spite. 
Researchers asked 30 students to list their favorite activities, giving them both a pleasure and a guilt rating from one to 10. Samples of saliva from the participants were then tested for levels of immunoglobulin A - an antibody which is the body's first line of defence against infection.
The team from Hull University found that high guilt ratings were accompanied by low immune levels. 


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