Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Are You Beautiful? See What Science Says About Your Health

New research by Scientists claim that some people may be too fine to get sick!
According to the research, physical looks affect the risk of falling ill. This means the likes of Meagan Good, Lynxxx, Agbani Darego, Genevieve Nnaji, may be too fine to fall sick easily.
The research claims attractive people are less likely to get tinnitus, asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure. It also suggests that the more physically attractive men and women are rated, the more unlikely they are to suffer from a wide range of health problems, from high cholesterol to depression. Beautiful people also feel healthier and are diagnosed with fewer physical and mental health conditions during their lifetime. 

This findings were based on a study of 15,000 men and women, aged 24 to 35. The subjects have been under strict surllevaince since they were ten years old in order to get valid results. 

The study involved face-to-face interviews and questionnaires, as well as an analysis of health data.
The men and women were quizzed about whether they had been diagnosed with various conditions or suffered symptoms of them. Attractiveness rating was based on the assessment made by each interviewer after a 90-minute session.

The men and women were put into five categories — 

* Very unattractive
* Unattractive
* Average
* Attractive
* Very attractive.
There were direct links between attractiveness and a number of health conditions, and the more attractive the person was rated, the lower the risk of ill-health.

Women who were rated as more attractive were 21 percent less likely to be diagnosed with high blood pressure, 22 percent less likely to have diabetes, 12 percent less likely to be asthmatic, 17 percent less likely to suffer from depression, 18 percent less likely to receive an ADHD diagnosis, 18 percent less likely to stutter and 13 percent less likely to have tinnitus.

Both the men and women who were rated as very physically attractive were also more positive about their own health and had fewer days off work due to illness. They also had a reduced number of chronic disease diagnosis of psychological disorders and of disease diagnosis overall.

The researchers, from the University of Cincinnati and other centres, point out that attractiveness may be a marker of good genes, which also signals good health, as well as increasing the likelihood of having healthier offsprings.   

How true could this be?

 © Ajumoke Nwaeze 2016

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