You happy? Great! But it won’t extend your life


Good news for Grinches — happiness doesn’t make a difference when it comes to mortality, according to new research on 1 million British women.

The 10-year study, published in the journal The Lancet, found that contentment and a relaxed mind set have no direct effect on a person’s longevity. Lead author, Bette Liu, now of the University of New South Wales, Australia argues that past studies that have suggested otherwise have simply confused cause and effect.

“Illness makes you unhappy, but unhappiness itself doesn’t make you ill. We found no direct effect of unhappiness or stress on mortality,” she said in a press release.

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Source Credits: Discovery News

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