Delayed response and lack of habituation in plasma interleukin-6 to acute mental stress in men.

@article{Knel2006DelayedRA,
  title={Delayed response and lack of habituation in plasma interleukin-6 to acute mental stress in men.},
  author={Roland von K{\"a}nel and Brigitte Martina Kudielka and Daniel Preckel and Dirk Hanebuth and Joachim Ernst Fischer},
  journal={Brain, behavior, and immunity},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={40-8}
}
Acute mental stress induces a significant increase in plasma interleukin (IL)-6 levels as a possible mechanism for how psychological stress might contribute to atherosclerosis. We investigated whether the IL-6 response would habituate in response to a repetitively applied mental stressor and whether cortisol reactivity would show a relationship with IL-6 reactivity. Study participants were 21 reasonably healthy men (mean age 46+/-7 years) who underwent the Trier Social Stress Test (combination… CONTINUE READING
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