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Awe-Inspiring Moments Lower Inflammation Marker Cytokines, Positively Impact Health – Art For Hospitals +

Awe-Inspiring Moments Lower Inflammation Marker Cytokines, Positively Impact Health

By April 22, 2015Health, Research

“Researchers conducted two experiments designed to measure the affect positive emotions, such as amusement, awe, compassion, contentment, joy, love, and pride, have on the cytokine Interleukin-6 (IL-6), a marker for inflammation.”

‘”That awe, wonder, and beauty promote healthier levels of cytokines suggests that the things we do to experience these emotions — a walk in nature, losing oneself in music, beholding art — has a direct influence upon health and life expectancy,” Dacher Keltner, co-author of the study and psychologist at the University of California-Berkeley, said in a press release.’

Source: Medical Daily