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Are you too good-looking to get sick? Study says looks affect risk of illness

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Attractive people are less likely to get tinnitus – and asthma, diabetes, and high blood pressure, according to new research.
The more physically attractive men and women are rated, the more unlikely they are to suffer from a wide range of health problems, from high cholesterol to depression.
They also feel healthier, have less time off work and are diagnosed with fewer physical and mental health conditions during their lifetime.
These extraordinary findings by U.S. researchers are based on a study of 15,000 men and women aged 24 to 35 who have been followed since they were ten.
It’s the biggest study yet to find links between attractiveness and good health, and the first to home in on a number of individual diseases.
The researchers, from the University of Cincinnati and other centres, point out that, until now, most studies have been on students.
Their new research is based on interviews with a nationally representative sample of the U.S. population.

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