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Published on March 20th, 2012 | by No Artificial

Sex Boosts The Immune System

Sex is not only pleasurable, but it also boosts your immune system affecting your overall health.

According to the research from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, regular sex can improve immune function and it can even help to prevent illnesses such as the common cold and flu.  Researchers have found that people who had sex once or twice a week showed significantly higher infection-fighting immunoglobulin A (IgA) levels than those who abstained from sex completely. IgA is the most important antibody in the immune system’s defense. It is found in all mucosal linings of the body, such as saliva, as well as in the blood system. However, only moderate sex is beneficial to health. The study authors suggest that individuals who make love more than twice a week also have lower levels of IgA.

CARL J. CHARNETSKI and FRANCIS X. BRENNAN (2004) SEXUAL FREQUENCY AND SALIVARY IMMUNOGLOBULIN A (IgA). Psychological Reports: Volume 94, Issue , pp. 839-844.

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