Social rank may impact immune system and inflammatory response - Medical News Today

A new study shows how rhesus monkeys with a low social rank have an altered immune response. Investigating 9,000 genes, the team demonstrates the implications for the immune system of being at the bottom of the ladder. [Two legs showing the difference ...

Upward mobility boosts immunity in monkeys - Science Daily

Date: November 24, 2016; Source: Duke University; Summary: The richest and poorest Americans differ in life expectancy by more than a decade. Glaring health inequalities across the socioeconomic spectrum are often attributed to access to medical care ...

Social status affects the immune system of macaques - EurekAlert (press release)

IMAGE: Two adult female rhesus macaques rest in close proximity to each other. This reinforcement of social relationships may help offset some of the effects of low social status. This material... view more. Credit: Lauren Brent. The social status of a ...

Could your social status affect your immune system? - Healthizmo

Studies show that the life expectancy can vastly differ between people of high and low wealth, attributed to access to medical care, differences in habits, exercise and diet, but the stress of living with a lower social status could potentially affect ...

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

Simply being at the bottom of the social heap directly alters the body in ways that can damage health, a study at Duke University in the US suggests. Monkey experiments showed low status alters the immune system in a way that raises the risk of heart ...

Being popular is GOOD for your health: Climbing the social ladder can strengthen the immune system - Daily Mail

Stressed out monkeys could offer new insight into the link between a person's social status and chronic health conditions. A new study has found social ranking can lead to changes in the immune system of macaques, with the lowest animals suffering more ...