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Stressed? Hold hands

  February 25, 2007
First Published: 00:00 IST(7/12/2006) | Last Updated: 15:02 IST(6/8/2013)

Reduce stress by holding the hands of your spouse! This is the finding of a new study in the US.

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Psychology experts from the University of Virginia conducted the study of 16 happily married couples who were in their early 30s, on average, reported online edition of health magazine WebMD.

First, the husbands and wives rated the quality of their marriages on a scale of 0 to 151. Scores lower than 100 were considered distressed marriages.

Among couples chosen for the study, the husbands' average score was 126 and the wives' 127.

The researchers led by James Coan found that the wives in the best marriages appeared to have the calmest brains -- while holding their husbands' hands under threat.

Holding the stranger's hand was better than holding no hand at all but holding their husband's hand was best, the researchers found.


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