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A study has found that social stress increases the immune system’s lifespan prematurely

Immune aging can lead to cancer, heart disease and other age-related health conditions and reduce the effectiveness of vaccines, such as Covid-19, said lead author Eric Klopack, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern California’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. “People with higher stress scores have older-looking immune profiles, with lower proportions of new …

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