Social status predicts wound healing in wild baboons.

@article{Archie2012SocialSP,
  title={Social status predicts wound healing in wild baboons.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Archie and Jeanne Altmann and Susan C Alberts},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 23},
  pages={
          9017-22
        }
}
Social status can have striking effects on health in humans and other animals, but the causes often are unknown. In male vertebrates, status-related differences in health may be influenced by correlates of male social status that suppress immune responses. Immunosuppressive correlates of low social status may include chronic social stress, poor physical condition, and old age; the immunosuppressive correlates of high status may include high testosterone and energetic costs of reproduction. Here… CONTINUE READING
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