Study finds that avoiding lies can improve your health Full Text
USA Today, 08/06/2012
Honesty may boost your health, suggests a study that found telling fewer lies benefits people physically and mentally. Each week for 10 weeks, 110 individuals, ages 18–71, took a lie detector test and completed health and relationship measures assessing the number of major and minor lies they told that week. For both groups, when participants lied less in a given week, they reported their physical health and mental health to be significantly better that week.