Effects of Romantic Affection on Blood Chemistry and Immune Parameters
This trial tests the hypothesis that increasing nonverbal affection in romantic relationships will improve blood lipid parameters (total cholesterol, high and low density lipoproteins, triglycerides), blood glucose, and immune parameters (C-reactive protein and antibodies to latent Epstein-Barr virus). 52 healthy cohabiting romantic couples took part. In half of the couples, one partner increased the frequency of romantic kissing with the other partner during the six-week trial. The other couples received no such instruction. Blood tests performed before and after the trial were used to assess the health outcomes.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Study of the Effects of Romantic Affection on Blood Lipids, Blood Glucose, C-Reactive Protein, and Antibodies to Latent Epstein-Barr Virus|
|Principal Investigator:||Kory Floyd, PhD||Arizona State University|