Thursday, April 23, 2009

Laugh with diabetes can reduce the number of the risk of heart disease.

U.S. researchers to target patients with diabetes to the latest survey shows that laughter can be happy every day to improve patient "good cholesterol" (high density lipoprotein) levels and reduce the risk of heart attack, which also re-verify that the "Laughter is medicine "is.

Loma Linda University of California, a research group selected the average age of 20 to 50-year-old Type II diabetic patients will be divided into two groups of them. In a one-year survey, the researchers let them watch a group of patients with at least 30 minutes daily humorous video, easy to enjoy happy times with laughter. When the survey was conducted two months, the researchers found, compared with the control group of patients every day to laugh these patients epinephrine and norepinephrine levels were low, these two hormones are considered to feel the pressure of people related, indicating decompression in helping them laugh. One year after the inspection data to watch another film of a group of patients with "good cholesterol" levels rose by 26% in patients with the control group increased by only 3 percent, while the "good cholesterol" has a protective effect on cardiovascular. In addition, C-reactive protein on the in vivo level, the former decreased by 66%, while the control group decreased only 26%. C-reactive protein is a marker of inflammation in vivo, are considered risk of a heart attack.

Researcher Lee Berk said that the two sets of data from the statistical point of view is very important that laughter can help reduce some of the human body "bad material" level, to raise a number of "good material" level of play to prevent disease role, and are receiving certain drugs for the treatment of patients laugh also can not be ignored, "efficacy."

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