Navigation Links
Loneliness, like chronic stress, taxes the immune system
Date:1/19/2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio New research links loneliness to a number of dysfunctional immune responses, suggesting that being lonely has the potential to harm overall health.

Researchers found that people who were more lonely showed signs of elevated latent herpes virus reactivation and produced more inflammation-related proteins in response to acute stress than did people who felt more socially connected.

These proteins signal the presence of inflammation, and chronic inflammation is linked to numerous conditions, including coronary heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimer's disease, as well as the frailty and functional decline that can accompany aging.

Reactivation of a latent herpes virus is known to be associated with stress, suggesting that loneliness functions as a chronic stressor that triggers a poorly controlled immune response.

"It is clear from previous research that poor-quality relationships are linked to a number of health problems, including premature mortality and all sorts of other very serious health conditions. And people who are lonely clearly feel like they are in poor-quality relationships," said Lisa Jaremka, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at Ohio State University and lead author of the research.

"One reason this type of research is important is to understand how loneliness and relationships broadly affect health. The more we understand about the process, the more potential there is to counter those negative effects to perhaps intervene. If we don't know the physiological processes, what are we going to do to change them?"

The results are based on a series of studies conducted with two populations: a healthy group of overweight middle-aged adults and a group of breast cancer survivors. The researchers measured loneliness in all studies using the UCLA Loneliness Scale, a questionnaire that assesses perceptions of social isolation and lonel
'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Jaremka
Ljaremka@gmail.com
614-293-5439
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Chronic disease research awarded funding
2. Social synchronicity
3. Chronic kidney disease increases risk of death at all ages
4. Viruses not to blame for chronic fatigue syndrome after all
5. B cell survival holds key to chronic graft vs. host disease
6. New scientific method unmasks chronic infections
7. Bacteria-immune system fight can lead to chronic diseases, study suggests
8. Chronic 2000-04 drought, worst in 800 years, may be the new normal
9. Basal cell carcinoma risk can be chronic
10. How chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases risk of lung cancer
11. miR loss may power maligant transformation in chronic leukemia
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/20/2015)... 20, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announces its ... of the products featured in 2015 "I Want That" ... PM EST on the DIY Network.   ... Vegas , site of the 2015 International CES ...
(Date:3/19/2015)... OXFORD, Conn. , March 19, 2015  NXT-ID, Inc. ... biometric authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, ... featured in a news clip that aired this week on ... http://www.myfoxdc.com/ ) . In a segment "The Next ... smart wallet ,a new way to pay, and ,a really ...
(Date:3/17/2015)... March 17, 2015 MedNet Solutions ... in clinical study management systems, is pleased to ... at ARENA,s Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southeast conference ... provides an excellent forum for MedNet to showcase ... affordable software-as-a-service (SaaS) eClinical technology platform. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID's Wocket Biometric Smart Wallet to Air on "I Want That" International CES Special 2NXT-ID's Wocket Biometric Smart Wallet to Air on "I Want That" International CES Special 3NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Featured on Fox News Segment, "The Next Great Thing" 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Featured on Fox News Segment, "The Next Great Thing" 3Connect With MedNet Solutions At Outsourcing In Clinical Trials Southeast 2
... that restoring a gene often silenced in lung cancer causes ... new strategy for treating the disease. , The research ... or silenced in a large majority of lung cancers, and ... pancreas. The work was led by scientists at The Ohio ...
... Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies discovered ... strands of DNA to protect the integrity of chromosomes. ... question that has long puzzled scientists. , The natural ... DNA that a cell's repair machinery is designed to ...
... have discovered the presence of functional ion channels in ... like electrical wires and permit ESCs, versatile cells that ... of the body, to conduct and pass along electric ... these channels in implanted cells, derived from stem cells, ...
Cached Biology News:Restoring silenced suppressor gene kills lung-cancer cells 2Normal chromosome ends elicit a limited DNA damage response 2Stem cells' electric abilities might help their safe clinical use 2
(Date:3/30/2015)... 2015  Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX ) -- an ... and monetization of intellectual property, today provided an ... and  Spherix v. Uniden , Case No. 3:13-cv-03496-M, ... the Northern District of Texas ... Verizon, Case No. 1:14-cv-00721-GBL-TCB, in the United ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... , March 30, 2015  Naldemedine, an ... development by Shionogi & Co., Ltd., met its ... study (COMPOSE I) for the treatment of opioid-induced ... pain receiving opioid therapy. Study results showed that ... significantly improved the frequency of spontaneous bowel movement ...
(Date:3/29/2015)... , March 29, 2015  Caris Life Sciences® ... which Caris Molecular Intelligence®, the company,s panomic, comprehensive ... differences between several rare and difficult to treat ... have the potential to improve patient outcomes. These ... at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) 2015 ...
(Date:3/29/2015)... March 29, 2015 As a symbol ... required by our pharmaceutical manufacturing clients, Whitehouse Laboratories is ... of the Berkenstock Race Team for the 2015 race ... only speed, but a strong sense of precision and ... lead to success in the quality control testing laboratory. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Spherix Provides Update on Litigation vs. VTech, Uniden and Verizon 2Spherix Provides Update on Litigation vs. VTech, Uniden and Verizon 3Shionogi & Co., Ltd. Announces That Naldemedine Meets Primary Endpoint In A Phase 3 Study For The Treatment Of Opioid-Induced Constipation 2Shionogi & Co., Ltd. Announces That Naldemedine Meets Primary Endpoint In A Phase 3 Study For The Treatment Of Opioid-Induced Constipation 3Caris Molecular Intelligence Facilitates Comparison of Biomarker Profiles to Inform Targeted Treatment Strategies in Distinct Gynecological Cancers 2Caris Molecular Intelligence Facilitates Comparison of Biomarker Profiles to Inform Targeted Treatment Strategies in Distinct Gynecological Cancers 3Caris Molecular Intelligence Facilitates Comparison of Biomarker Profiles to Inform Targeted Treatment Strategies in Distinct Gynecological Cancers 4Whitehouse Laboratories Reaffirms Commitment to Speedy Results – Renews Sponsorship of Berkenstock Racing Team 2
... June 2 Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN ) today announced ... Company,s Board of Directors.  Dr. Stump is currently executive vice president of ... where he has been a member of its management committee since 1999. ... "We welcome Dave to ...
... BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR ) today announced the promotion ... as the company,s Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer since joining BioMed in ... , "I am ... Griffin , BioMed,s President and Chief Operating Officer. "Greg has been an integral ...
... June 2 NeoGenomics, Inc. (OTC ... the Sixth Annual Noble Financial Equity Conference at 12:30 ... at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, FL. ... will give a presentation regarding NeoGenomics, market positioning, financial performance, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Dendreon Announces Election of Dr. David C. Stump to Board of Directors 2Dendreon Announces Election of Dr. David C. Stump to Board of Directors 3BioMed Realty Trust Promotes Greg Lubushkin to Chief Financial Officer 2BioMed Realty Trust Promotes Greg Lubushkin to Chief Financial Officer 3NeoGenomics to Present at Noble Financial's 6th Annual Equity Conference on Monday, June 7th 2NeoGenomics to Present at Noble Financial's 6th Annual Equity Conference on Monday, June 7th 3
IRF7 Immunogen: Synthetic peptide corresponding to residues E(463) G T Q R E G V S S L D S S S(477) of human IRF7. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
Purified anti-DNA-PKcs Phosphorylated (Thr2609)...
Polyclonal Antibody to Coronin / CORO1C This antibody was developed against synthetic peptides corresponding to amino acids 407-420 of human CORO1C....
... Tyrosine Hydroxylase (Ser40) Polyclonal Antibody ... against synthetic phosphopeptide corresponding to ... phospho-Ser40 of rat Tyrosine Hydroxylase ... by sequential chromatography on phospho- ...
Biology Products: