Monday, March 23, 2015

Research: Your Ethics May Affect Your Health

Scientists find that those who have a hedonistic ethical orientation (aimed at self-gratification) have increased expression of CTRA genes that increase inflammation and reduce immune function, while those who have a eudaimoic orientation aimed at meaning and purpose beyond self-gratification have decreased expression of the same genes.  This provides objective evidence that morality affects biology, making ethics a branch of medicine.

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