Stress and immunity in humans: a meta‐analytic review.

@article{Herbert1993StressAI,
  title={Stress and immunity in humans: a meta‐analytic review.},
  author={Tracy Bennett Herbert and S. Cohen},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={55},
  pages={364–379}
}
&NA; This article presents a meta‐analysis of the literature on stress and immunity in humans. The primary analyses include all relevant studies irrespective of the measure or manipulation of stress. The results of these analyses show substantial evidence for a relation between stress and decreases in functional immune measures (proliferative response to mitogens and natural killer cell activity). Stress is also related to numbers and percent of circulating white blood cells, immunoglobulin… 
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