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Being in love could prevent women getting a cold, according to new research
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Posted: 19/02/19 - 10:37
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Valentine's Day is over, but that doesn't mean you have to give up on love. There are numerous benefits to showing affection, and according to a new study, those include warding off colds.

The new research, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, found that falling in love is associated with an increased activity of certain genes, particularly ones involved in antiviral defenses. In other words, love could help us fight off viruses like colds and the flu.

The small study involved just 47 women who were given weekly questionnaires and had their blood taken over 24 months, depending on their relationship timeline. To be eligible for the study, women had to be in a new relationship, which was defined as seeing someone for less than a month.

While women who fell in love over the course of the study had increased activity of the immunity genes, this wasn't observed in women who did not fall in love.

I Call Bull: Tiny study group and a difference in certain feel good immunity genes were detected which would not hold off a common cold.

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