Research links family time to weakened immune system

December 28, 2009 If you've ever felt like the stress of seeing your extended family was slowly killing you, you may be right.

Researchers in Connecticut found a link to the nervous system responsible for the fight-or-flight response. It also controls cells used to end an immune response once a foreign invader has been removed or destroyed.

All that family time can trigger the fight-or-flight response and can lead to the development of auto-immune disorders.

The research appears in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.

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