Immunosenescence: Psychosocial and Behavioral Determinants

Immunosenescence: Psychosocial and Behavioral Determinants


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Immunosenescence: Psychosocial and Behavioral Determinants by Jos A. Bosch

Immunosenescence is a unique, multi-disciplinary approach to the understanding of immune aging. It addresses the topic from the biological, as well as the psychological, social and behavioral perspectives. It is, thus, a valuable andtimely addition to the literature in this area. Contributors include experts in the field, reviewing the state of the art in research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461447757
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 12/06/2012
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Ageing of the Adaptive Immune System.- The chronic stress of caregiving accelerates the natural aging of the immune system.- Stress and ageing: Effects on neutrophil function.- Stress, Aging, and Wound Healing.- Psychoneuromicrobiology: cytomegalovirus infection as a putative link between stress, aging and immunity.- Psychosocial factors and telomere length in peripheral blood.- Stress-related Behavioural Responses, Immunity and Ageing in animal models.- Socio-economic status and immunosenescence.- Exercise and Immunosenescence.- Obesity and Immunosenescence: Psychological, Behavioral, & Biochemical Pathways.- Sleep and immunity in older age.- The role of stress and adrenal hormones in immunosenescence.

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