Happiness Lengthens Life

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 08:28 in Health & Medicine

Happiness does not heal, but happiness protects against falling ill. As a result, happy people live longer. The size of the effect on longevity is comparable to that of smoking or not. This is concluded from an analysis of 30 follow-up studies published in the latest issue of the Journal of Happiness Studies.

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