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Happiness: Is it in your DNA

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Nations whose inhabitants boast a certain gene variant, they found, had much higher self-reported happiness levels

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Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say

Well, actually, it could be more a function of genes, the authors of an unusual scientific study asserted on Thursday

Nations whose inhabitants boast a certain gene variant, they found, had much higher self-reported happiness levels

Happiness at the national level was more closely related to this variant than factors like wealth, country stability, or even disease prevalence -- possibly explaining, for example, why Nigerians rate themselves happier than Germans

"Feeling happy, relaxed and in a good mood does not depend on the prosperity and safety of a country," study co-author Michael Minkov of the Varna University of Management in Bulgaria, told AFP

"Actually the correlation between happiness and safety seems to be inverse. The highest murder and robbery rates in the world are in northern Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa and that is precisely where the happiest and most relaxed people are

The study, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Happiness Studies, claims to be the first to show a link between genetics and happiness at the national level

Minkov and his colleague Michael Harris Bond from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, relied on the World Values Survey (WVS), a ranking based on questionnaires in which respondents have to rate themselves as "very happy," "rather happy," "not very happy" or "not at all happy"

They compared this to data on the ethnic prevalence of "A allele", a variant of a gene involved in regulating anandamide, a substance which enhances sensory pleasure and helps reduce pain

The country with the highest happiness rating, Mexico, also had the highest estimated prevalence of A allele, the researchers found

Ghana and Nigeria also had high ratings for both, as did Columbia, Venezuela and Ecuador

Iraq and Jordan, along with Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Taiwan -- all of which had a low prevalence of A allele -- were also the least likely to rate themselves as "very happy"

Northern Europeans had a much higher prevalence of the A allele, and rate themselves happier than those in central and southern Europe

 

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