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Low social status 'can damage immune system' - BBC News
 

Low social status 'can damage immune system' - BBC News

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Being bottom of the social heap alters the immune system and can damage health, study concludes.
 
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25 Nov 2016 - General
 
I agree with you Marinelle Castro that poor people may have strong immunity due to more exposure to microbes and as a result they have less chances to develop diseases. In my views they may...
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What grabbed my attention in this topic at first is how the scientists used monkeys to study the impact of low social status on their immune system. Isolating individuals, depriving them from fulfilling their basic social and biological needs have be...
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Habiba Twakkol I agree that access to quality food has a role in the development of the disease. In fact, there has been studies that associated poor access to good food quality to the deve...
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Marinelle Castro thank you for sharing this article to be discussed,as you said it is hard to correlate immunity to socio-economical factors as immunity is influenced by many factors like a...
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This is an interesting study. There had been a long-standing belief that people coming from the low socio-economic status have stronger immunity because of the assumption that they have developed more antibodies because they have been exposed to a nu...
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