Stress related illness & the immune system

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Stress & the immune system:

  • A weakened immune system leaves the body vulnerable to infection & illness.
  • Cells defend the body against antigens.
  • Stress leads to the immune systems ability to fight off antigens being reduced.

Keicolt-Glaser (Research Study)

  • Took blood samples from 75 medical students, during exams and before exams.
  • Each participant completed a questionnaire. 
  • Found blood samples taken during the


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