HGH – Human Growth
Hormone and Endorphins increase when you laugh – Improved autoimmune
response and reduced Cortisol levels
May 11th, 2006
Laughing is good
for you, it increases endorphins by 27 percent and HGH by 87 percent
said a study from Loma Linda University. Lee S. Berk, who is from the
Department of Health Promotion and Education, School of Public Health
and Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Loma Linda University,
first presented the results of this study of laughter at the American
Physiological Society session at Experimental Biology 2006.
studied the effects of how a person’s neuroendocrine and hormone levels
changed even when they anticipated watching their favorite funny movie.
They had two groups; one group was told that they were going to watch
the funny movie, and the control group was not informed. Blood samples
were taken just before the participants watched the movie. The results
reinforced that your thoughts can make the difference in your health.
drawn from experimental subjects just before they watched the video had
27% more beta-endorphins and 87% more human growth hormone, compared to
blood from the control group, which didn't anticipate the watching of a
humorous video. Between blood pulls, the control group stayed in a
waiting room and could choose from a wide variety of magazines," Berk