Laughter is the Best Medicine? A Cross-Sectional Study of Cardiovascular Disease Among Older Japa...

03 Dec 2016Kei Hayashi, Ichiro Kawachi, Tetsuya Ohira, Katsunori Kondo, Kokoro Shirai, Naoki Kondo

Daily frequency of laughter is associated with lower prevalence of cardiovascular diseases. The association could not be explained by confounding factors, such as depressive symptoms.

Cross-section study
4 effects
20 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Cardiovascular ...
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

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Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Congestive Heart Failure Cardiovascular outcome
Congestive Hear...
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

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Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Coronary Heart Disease (Ischaemic Heart Disease) Cardiovascular outcome
Coronary Heart ...
Cardiovascular

Strong Decrease

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Humour Selfcare risk & protective factor
Humour
Selfcare

Stroke Brain outcome
Stroke
Brain

Strong Decrease

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