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Study finds that good looking people are sick less often

Some People 'Too Good Looking To Get Sick'

It looks as if some people are just too good-looking to get sick. A new study from the University of Cincinnati found that looks affect your risk of certain illnesses. The more attractive you are, the less likely you are to have health problems like diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, depression, and others.

Researchers took 15,000 men and women between the ages of 24 and 35, and divided them into five different categories: very unattractive, unattractive, average, attractive, and very attractive. To be clear, all of this was incredibly subjective. They found a direct link between attractiveness and number health conditions; the better looking subjects were healthier, took took less time off work, and just felt better.

The findings make sense, if someone works out everyday and eats a healthy diet, they will not only be healthier, they'll be in better shape. Unattractive men and women are also less likely to have a partner, and having a partner is known to have a beneficial impact on mental and physical health.

Maybe it's less that attractive people don't get sick, and more that healthy people are attractive.

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ML July 02 2014 at 12:32 PM

gimme a break. what a senseless study

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kharmah21 July 02 2014 at 12:44 PM

Who decides when a person is attractive or unattractive? What kind of malarky is this?

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coopdabomb July 02 2014 at 9:22 AM

When they do a story on this stupid crap they should put who paid for the study in the story.

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Gina July 02 2014 at 9:11 AM

This is stupid! There's plenty of pretty people who get sick. The difference here is that people with money get better health care, better doctors and better meds. Or, they can just plain afford to go to a doctor in the first place! It's more about the money than looks. If this study was true, I'd be healthy and not on my way to the hospital today. :o(

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chrlbrw1122 July 02 2014 at 10:19 AM

What an ignorant story!!! AOL you suck. Get a life, and come up with some real storys. But first you need to hire some real journelist...

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catfus6473 July 02 2014 at 1:15 PM

False. My husband is HOT and he gets sick all the time. If it's not bronchitis it's pneumonia. I am sure a lot of Beautiful People get sick just as much as ugly ones.

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murrayelectricfl catfus6473 July 02 2014 at 3:10 PM

Your husband is one instance.. Not a study of 15,000..

Did you even read the end of the article? It says, it's more likely not that attractive people get sick less often. But that healthy people are attractive.

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sonicbbq44 July 02 2014 at 10:52 AM


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Wayne July 02 2014 at 5:13 PM

It looks as if I am doomed to a life of poor health...and gee I felt so good.

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wcivyman July 02 2014 at 5:32 PM

Beauty is a sign of robust health. Thus the findings here are self evident. DUH.

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Wayne July 02 2014 at 5:38 PM

Really, this study fails the logic test. We could throw out several adages that may apply "what came first, the chicken or the egg?" or maybe "placing the cart before the horse".

If someone feels bad that someone is less likely to past the so called "good looking" test...applying the same logic...a person is more likely to "look good" if one feels good.

Pretty does not make you healthy nor does "plain looking" make you sick.

This study must have been driven by grant money.

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