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People who hug more have less flu, stress and depression

People who hug more have less flu, stress and depression

That an affectionate hug is a delight, you probably already know , but this act can also do well for health. A study at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States tested whether hugs can work as an emotional support and whether it would be able to fight stress-related infections by soothing symptoms. "We know that people who face some conflict are less able to deal with the effects of the flu," says psychology professor Sheldon Cohen of the university's Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty. same way we know that people who admit to having social support are partially protected from the effects of stress, in states of anxiety and depression. "

A total of 404 healthy adults were analyzed, who went through 14 daily interviews in which the frequency of conflicts experienced and embraced. Afterwards, participants were exposed to the flu virus and quarantined, monitored for researchers to observe the progression of the disease.

It was noted that one third of the people did not develop the symptoms of the flu and it was precisely these that they had received more hugs and support from other people. Infected participants who had a higher level of social support, flu symptoms were milder.

Scientists suggest that being held by someone we trust can work as a way to convey support. Increasing the frequency of hugs can be an effective means of reducing the harmful effects of stress. Anyway, those who get more hugs are somehow more protected from infections, "says Cohen.


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