PSYA2 - stress related illness and the immune system

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Stress related illness and the immune system

Kiecolt-Glaser et al. (1984)

  • natural experiment
  • 75 first year medical students (volunteers)
  • assesed levels of NK cell activity
  • one month before exam then during exam
  • students completed questionaire (other stressors)

found

  • NK cell activity significantly reduced during exam period
  • students with high levels of loneliness had lowest immune…

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