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Research Shows Lying Triggers High Blood Pressure And Other Critical Medical Problems

Lying triggers stressful hormones, nhophotos


A Notre Dame psychology professor spent 10 weeks tracking 110 adults asking half of them to report the number of lies they told each week and the other half  to stop lying completely or not to make false statements; however, they could still omit the truth, avoid answering the question, and keep secrets. Anita Kelly had all of the participants take a weekly lie detector test and complete questionnaires about their health and the quality of their relationships.

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