PSY240H5 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Framingham Heart Study, Natural Killer Cell, Type A And Type B Personality Theory

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Cytokine categories: pro-inflammatory cytokines ex. interleukin 1, 6/tumour necrosis factor augment immune response, anti-inflammatory cytokines ex. Case study dr. m angry physician who had a heart attack didn"t fix his lifestyle. Hypertension: bp increases as we age, in younger adults, more men than women suffer from high bp, after about age 50, prevalence of hypertension is higher in women than men. Type b personality more relaxed, laid-back and less time-pressured ppl. Framingham heart study: confirmed findings of western collaborative group study and extended them to women as well hostility most closely correlated w/ coronary artery deterioration. Box 10. 2 cardiovascular disease in a 33 year old athlete (darry kile) prevention of cardiovascular disease begins w/ Warning signs that are often/but not always present: health eductation, recognize symptoms of heart attack, pain that spreads along shoulders, arm, neck/jaw, sudden sweating, heavy p/pain in centre of chest, nausea, vomiting, and shortness of breath. General causal factors in physical illness and disease.

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