Monday, May 27, 2013

Good relationships = better physical health

Is it unhealthful to be lonely? Yes, according to a new study relates loneliness to dealing with stress and its effect on inflammation. Specifically, subjects who reported higher levels of loneliness had higher inflammatory production when performing a stressful task. The May 21, 2013 issue of This Week In Psychological Science, a publication of the Association of Psychological Science, published a study titled “Loneliness Promotes Inflammation During Acute Stress.” Past research has suggested that loneliness is associated with increased inflammation and problems with immune system regulation. This suggests yet one more way in which social relationships impact health and well-being. - MJ

No comments:

Post a Comment

In this section of Healthy Laguna you can remark on or initiate any topic that relates to individual health, healthy communities like Laguna Beach or both. You can post anonymously, but all posts are moderated which is to say kiddies might be at play here. Gratuitous dirty talk will be deleted.