Publish Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:30

Proving the link between High stress & a Poor immune System

Proving the link between high stress and ill health and disease is becoming increasingly important particularly when it comes to treating cancer patients. 

TRI based researchers Stephen Mattarollo and Michael Nissen (The University of Queensland) have been looking into stress levels and how chronic psychological stress can impact the functioning of your immune system. The team have been investigating how this can then impact the development of cancer and responses to cancer treatment.

They hope to find exactly how chronic stress impacts the immune system and cancer progresssion with the aim of having evidence to back up complematary treatment approaches that reduce stress and minimise the impact of the disease. 

Mattarollo and Nissen recently contributed to The Conversation Online in an article titled – The Reasons to get your stress levels in check in 2018 - highlighting the importance of keeping your stress levels down and showing the various ways high stress can impact your body, 'stress has [a] subtle, underlying effects on almost every part of the body, including the heart, gut and immune system'. 

The article has had over 500 shares on facebook.

>Read here what Mattarollo and Nissen have to say about stress and the reasons you should focus on reducing it in your life.