Social friction tied to inflammation
Negative interactions with others or stressful competition for another’s attention may have biological effects
By Nathan Seppa, 18:29 PM January 23, 2012
Competing in vain for the attention of someone special or fretting over a mid-term exam may not be healthy. Such stress seems to boost a person’s supply of two proteins that cause inflammation, researchers report January 23 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
These inflammatory triggers have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and depression. The new results add to a growing body of research that links social stress with biologi...
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