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    Laughter as Medicine

    By Mark Schauss | September 8, 2008

    We all know that laughter is the best medicine but a recent study done shows that it can help regulate blood sugar! The Bio-Laboratory, Foundation for Advancement of International Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan published a paper entitled “Laughter up-regulates the genes related to NK cell activity in diabetes” by Hayashi T, Tsujii S, et al.  The study published in the journal Biomedical Research states that in patients with type 2 diabetes, laughter was found to upregulate genes related to immunity (natural killer cell activity) and suppress postprandial blood glucose levels.Having heard that, I think I’m going to pull out one of my Marx Brothers DVDs and get a couple of laughs in today.

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