Humor in systemic lupus erythematosus.

  title={Humor in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Cristiano S Moura and Rui Li and Sarah Lawrie and Amit Bar-Or and Ann Elaine Clarke and Deborah Da Costa and Devi K Banerjee and Sasha Bernatsky and Jennifer L Lee and Christian A Pineau},
  journal={European journal of rheumatology},
  volume={2 1},
OBJECTIVE Humor has neurophysiological effects influencing the release of cortisol, which may have a direct impact on the immune system. Laughter is associated with a decreased production of inflammatory cytokines both in the general population and in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Our objective was to explore the effects of humor on serum cytokines… CONTINUE READING