Thursday, February 15, 2007


Insecurity may drain your immune system

‘Feeling insecure in close relationships may take a toll on the immune system, preliminary Italian research suggests.

A team led by Dr Angelo Picardi from the Italian National Institute of Health in Rome reports its findings in the current issue of the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.

In a study of 61 healthy women the researchers found that those who had difficulty establishing close, trusting relationships showed signs of weaker immune function.

Specifically, lab experiments showed that the women’s “natural killer” immune system cells were less lethal compared with those from other study participants.’

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