HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Mens social isolation linked to higher heart disease risk

ized, nor did today's highly sensitive techniques exist to measure CRP and IL-6.

Several years ago, however, the research team began analyzing blood samples drawn from 388 men and 438 women when they entered the MacArthur study. Levels of the participants' biomarkers were correlated with their degree of social relationships.

Researchers failed to find any correlation between the degree of social isolation in women and their levels of the inflammatory biomarkers.

"Men may respond differently than women to social relationships," Loucks said.

"Women also live longer than men," he added. "So another possibility is that in this particular age group, 70 to 79, men's inflammatory biomarkers may be more influenced by social relationships than women's at that age."

Among the 388 men, CRP levels were 3.69 for those in the lowest fourth of social network index (i.e. those most socially isolated) compared to 2.33 for those in the highest fourth. Levels of IL-6 were 5.54 for those in the lowest fourth and 4.10 in the highest fourth. Fibrinogen levels were only slightly different: 2.98 compared to 2.73.

When the researchers statistically controlled for age, education, race, physical functioning, and the presence of other diseases, they still found a significant inverse correlation between people's social network and their levels of the three biomarkers.

However, when the team further controlled for behavioral factors that can affect health such as smoking, alcohol consumption, physical exercise and obesity the association was no longer statistically significant.

This last finding shines further light on how social relationships may influence a person's level of biomarkers because social relations may influence behavior, Loucks noted.

"If your spouse eats a high-fat diet, chances are you will eat a high-fat diet, or if your spouse exercises, chances are you will too," he said. "People who have a low variety of social
'"/>

Contact: Carole Bullock
carole.bullock@heart.org
214-706-1279
American Heart Association
11-Nov-2003


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. The trust game: Measuring social interaction
2. Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
3. Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
4. Mothers depression associated with increased risk of childs antisocial behavior
5. Need better social research but it doesnt come cheap
6. Study links racial and ethnic gap in youth violence to social factors
7. Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research
8. Happy home and social life makes living in a poor neighbourhood more bearable for adolescents
9. Daily social/physical activity improves sleep and cognition in the elderly
10. Small social circles tied to heart disease death in women
11. Malnutrition in early years leads to low IQ and later antisocial behavior, USC study finds

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... countries to hospitals in the United States, it’s a threat that is constantly ... obstacles facing infection prevention and offers strategies for the healthcare community to help ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is ... 9618 Huebner Road. The clinic is the group’s 7th location in San Antonio and ... Higgins, PT, will provide care from the clinic, which opened March 22, 2017. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... over $100,000 for its innovative EcoQube Frame vertical micro-veggies garden on Kickstarter ... demand for the product – with nearly 2,000 consumers (and counting) already backing ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... The ... and White Plains, N.Y., is pleased to announce Westchester resident Lauren C. Enea has ... law clerk for the firm, will concentrate her practice in elder law, Medicaid planning ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... the first Certified Medical Reiki™ Master in Frederick, MD. Judy says, “I am ... caregivers during what is often a very difficult and challenging time.” , A ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... 2017 - 2035" report to their offering. ... The Deep Learning: Drug Discovery and ... of the growing market of deep learning solutions within the healthcare ... have emerged as a novel solution to generate relevant insights from ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... India , March 24, 2017 ... of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ... the international market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, ... ... Ampoules industry spread across 105 pages providing 10 company ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Mar 24, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , Latin ... provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: