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Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2009 Jun;6(2):159-64. doi: 10.1093/ecam/nem149. Epub 2007 Dec 5.

Humor and Laughter May Influence Health IV. Humor and Immune Function.

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Western Kentucky University, School of Nursing, AC Room 113D, 1906 College Heights Blvd # 11036, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1036, USA. E-


This is the final article in a four part series reviewing the influence of humor and laughter on physiological and psychological well-being. This final article reviews the evidence for the effect of sense of humor, exposure to a humor stimulus and laughter on various immune system components, with a focus on the effects of laughter on natural killer cell cytotoxicity.


Humor; Immune Function; Laughter; Psychoneuroimmunology

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