Dispositional depression and hostility are associated with inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease in African Americans.

@article{Mwendwa2013DispositionalDA,
  title={Dispositional depression and hostility are associated with inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease in African Americans.},
  author={Den{\'e}e T. Mwendwa and Mana K Ali and Regina C Sims and Angela P Cole and Michael W. Lipscomb and Shellie-Anne T Levy and Clive O Callender and Alfonso L Campbell},
  journal={Brain, behavior, and immunity},
  year={2013},
  volume={28},
  pages={72-82}
}
Prior research has demonstrated that state depressive symptoms and hostility can modulate inflammatory immune responses and directly contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) onset and development. Previous studies have not considered the contribution of dispositional depressive symptoms to the inflammatory process. They have also largely excluded African Americans, despite their disproportionate risk for CVD. The first aim of the study was to examine the impact of state and dispositional… CONTINUE READING
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