Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Take Two Pictures and Call Me In the Morning

Scientists at the University of British Columbia have conducted research that supports the theory that looking at pictures of sick people can actually help you not get sick yourself.

Basically, it is part of the research that shows dealing with stressful events can actually trigger ones immune system. In this case though, it's not just any stressful event. They compared the impact of looking at a sick person against looking at a person with a gun pointing directly at you. Sick person had a greater impact on triggering ones immune system.

Check out the Psychology Today article that delves into the experiment.

So my question is this...when are scientists going to find the pictures that help boost your metabolism? Is there a conspiracy afoot? Are the diet supplement and weight loss industries suppressing this research in fears it will cut into their lucrative market?

Don't worry about going to the gym ladies and gentlemen! Just look at two pictures of obese men and women a day for a week and you'll shed two pounds!

Hey, a girl can dream can't she?

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