A study conducted by the University of Carolina showed that hugs can aid women's hearts confirmed this wide belief.
Even the body chemical responsible for such a feeling was identified.
Except of the article says:
This study has reinforced research findings that support from a partner, in this case a hug from a loved one, can have beneficial effects on heart health."
She added: "British Heart Foundation researchers have already demonstrated links between a positive emotional state, such as happiness, and low levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.