‘Healthy Neuroticism’ Lowers Risk of Chronic Disease

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Neurotic people, such as anxious worriers, depressives, and those who have a temper, might not be very healthy, especially when compared to people who demonstrate openness, extroversion, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. However, researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that neuroticism leads to lower levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), a biomarker for inflammation. Inflammation is linked to disease, stroke, asthma, diabetes, arthritis, and some cancers.

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  1. 1 (When) Are You Neurotic? « What I see, what I feel, what I'd like to see… Trackback on November 24, 2012 at 01:04

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