Psychosocial and behavioral predictors of inflammation in middle-aged and older adults: the Chicago health, aging, and social relations study.

@article{Mcdade2006PsychosocialAB,
  title={Psychosocial and behavioral predictors of inflammation in middle-aged and older adults: the Chicago health, aging, and social relations study.},
  author={Thomas Mcdade and Louise C. Hawkley and John T. Cacioppo},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={376-81}
}
OBJECTIVE C-reactive protein (CRP) is emerging as an important predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and chronic inflammation may be a mechanism through which stress affects disease risk. We investigated the contribution of behavioral and psychosocial factors to variation in CRP concentrations in a population-based sample of middle-aged and older adults. METHODS A high sensitivity enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) validated for use with dried blood spot samples was used to… CONTINUE READING
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