Log In
Sunday 23rd October 2016

Telling lies can damage your physical and mental health

8th August 2012

New research has suggested that telling ‘white lies’ can affect an individual’s physical and mental health.

A team from the University of Notre Dame found that people who consciously tried to tell fewer white lies were less likely to feel tense or sad and also experienced fewer sore throats and headaches. They also had better relationships and smoother social interactions than those who were economical with the truth. The team followed 110 adults over 10 weeks with half of them asked to stop telling both major and minor lies for the duration of the study.


Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based applications for healthcare
© Mayden Foundation 2016