Small study that suggests good looks portends a better functioning immune system ignores cultural determination of attractiveness, normal immune system variability, and cannot demonstrate causality among its other limitations. + it’s as judgmental as hell.

Medical Mythbusting Commentary for February 17, 2022


Attractive people have better immune systems: Study

More than just a pretty face? The relationship between immune function and perceived facial attractiveness

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That said, Mengelkoch added, there may be hope for those who are considered – or consider themselves – less appealing when it comes to their looks. Medically speaking, of course.

“With modern medicine, infections are not as deadly as they used to be, so perhaps it’s OK if people lower their standards and start to give people who are less attractive a shot,” said Mengelkoch.