WASHINGTON, DC, (WUSA) -- Lying makes you sick.
That's the conclusion of a new study out from two psychologists at Notre Dame. The research from Anita Kelly and Lijuan Wang found that even white lies had health effects.
The researchers used a group of 110 people. Half were told to tell the truth, the other half could tell as many lies as they wanted over the course of ten weeks.
Using polygraphs, the researchers found the people who lied suffered from more nervousness and melancholy, as well as more sore throats and headaches.