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People who admire Renaissance paintings ‘see stress hormone levels drop by 60 per cent’

Experts studied 100 people during a visit to Italy’s Basilica of Vicoforte The famous artwork had a beneficial effect on 90 per cent of participants Saliva tests showed that cortisol levels had reduced by more than half From Modigliani to Hockney, art has long been admired for its contribution to culture. But researchers are now claiming that a creative’s craft …