Impact of religiosity/spirituality on biological and preclinical markers related to cardiovascular disease. Results from the SPILI III study.

@article{Anyfantakis2013ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of religiosity/spirituality on biological and preclinical markers related to cardiovascular disease. Results from the SPILI III study.},
  author={Dimitrios Anyfantakis and Emmanouil K. Symvoulakis and Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos and Dimitrios K. Tsetis and Elias Castanas and Sue Shea and Maria Venihaki and Christos Lionis},
  journal={Hormones},
  year={2013},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={386-96}
}
OBJECTIVE This study aimed at exploring to what extent psychosocial factors, such as religiosity/spirituality and sense of coherence, mediate the negative effects of stress on a variety of cardiometabolic indicators, i.e., hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, and atherosclerotic bio-clinical markers. DESIGN A total of 220 subjects (66.2±16.0 years) of the SPILI III cohort (1988-2012) attending a primary care setting in Spili, a rural town in Crete, represented… CONTINUE READING
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