Gratitude journals can reduce inflammation

Story appeared in: Seniors | September 20th, 2017

HEART attack patients who kept gratitude journals for eight weeks, writing down three things they were thankful for each day, showed reductions in circulating levels of several important inflammatory biomarkers, with researchers saying: "Gratitude and spiritual well-being are related to better mood and sleep, less fatigue, and more self-efficacy. Efforts to increase gratitude may be a treatment for improving well-being in patients' lives and be of clinical value."

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Publication: Seniors | Section: Seniors Lifestyle General | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 131335 | Viewcount: 17594