A study of a million UK women has shown that happiness has no direct effect on mortality nor does unhappiness and stress directly cause ill health.
Studies that claim it had simply confused cause and effect.
Life-threatening poor health can cause unhappiness, and so unhappiness is associated with increased mortality but that is more confirmation bias than neutral analysis. Smokers also tend to be unhappier than non-smokers but accounting for previous ill health, smoking, and other lifestyle and socio-economic factors, the investigators found that unhappiness itself was no longer associated with...
Published By: Science 2.0 - Wednesday, 9 December, 2015