30 July 2013

Happiness affects human genome

Your happiness affects your genes. Researchers from UCLA and the University of North Carolina examined how positive psychology impacts human gene expression.


However, people who had relatively high levels of hedonic well-being, the type of happiness that comes from consummatory self-gratification (think most celebrities) actually showed just the opposite. They had an adverse expression profile involving high inflammation and low antiviral and antibody gene expression.


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