Vascular disease risk factors, urinary free cortisol, and health histories in older adults: shyness and gender interactions.

@article{Bell1993VascularDR,
  title={Vascular disease risk factors, urinary free cortisol, and health histories in older adults: shyness and gender interactions.},
  author={Iris R. Bell and Gianvito Martino and Keith E. Meredith and Gary E R Schwartz and M M Siani and Farrah Morrow},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  year={1993},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={37-49}
}
We studied relationships between shyness and health during a health screening survey of older adults (ages 50-88) living in an active retirement community in the southwestern United States (n = 232). As in previous studies of infants, older individuals with hay fever, insomnia and constipation were more shy than those without these problems. Shy persons overall showed higher sitting systolic blood pressure and a larger fall in orthostatic systolic blood pressure on standing; shy men had a… CONTINUE READING

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