Lower subjective social status exaggerates interleukin-6 responses to a laboratory stressor.

@article{Derry2013LowerSS,
  title={Lower subjective social status exaggerates interleukin-6 responses to a laboratory stressor.},
  author={Heather M. Derry and Christopher P Fagundes and Rebecca Andridge and Ronald Glaser and William B. Malarkey and Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 11},
  pages={2676-85}
}
Growing evidence suggests that lower subjective social status (SSS), which reflects where a person positions himself on a social ladder in relation to others, is independently related to poor health. People who rate themselves lower in status also experience more frequent stressors and report higher stress than those who rate themselves higher in status, and chronic stress can enhance an individual's response to subsequent stressors. To address whether SSS predicted stress-induced interleukin-6… CONTINUE READING

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