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Is there a health benefit to smiling?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Smiling alone may not be enough, but there is evidence to suggest that people who are happy do better with certain kinds of illnesses.
Interestingly, crabby people also have survival advantages in some disorders. Why this might be so remains an area of interest to clinicians and researchers.

In brief: Possibly

Smiling alone may not be enough, but there is evidence to suggest that people who are happy do better with certain kinds of illnesses.
Interestingly, crabby people also have survival advantages in some disorders. Why this might be so remains an area of interest to clinicians and researchers.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes!

Absolutely yes.

In brief: Yes!

Absolutely yes.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Smiling

Endorphins are released which make you feel less stressed, The stress hormone Cortisol is reduced, Homeostasis is stimulated, Emotions are released instead of bottled up, People are drawn closer, and your Confidence is raised.

In brief: Smiling

Endorphins are released which make you feel less stressed, The stress hormone Cortisol is reduced, Homeostasis is stimulated, Emotions are released instead of bottled up, People are drawn closer, and your Confidence is raised.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
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