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Title: Psychosocial stress and cardiovascular disease risk: the role of physical activity
Authors: Hamer, Mark
Keywords: Cardiovascular disease
Depression
Epidemiology
Physical activity
Psychophysiology
Stress
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: (C) American Psychosomatic Society. Published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Citation: HAMER, M., 2012. Psychosocial stress and cardiovascular disease risk: the role of physical activity. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74(9), pp. 896-903.
Abstract: Chronic stress and depression are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and poorer prognosis, and physical (in)activity may be a key underlying biobehavioral mechanism. Physical activity has antidepressant effects and physically fitter, more active individuals appear to be more biologically resilient to psychosocial stressors. This paper will present data from a series of population cohort studies and laboratory based psychophysiological studies to explore the role of physical activity as a protective factor against the effects of psychosocial stress on cardiovascular disease. These mechanisms may improve treatment and prevention of stress-related illnesses, and thus has important implications for public health and clinical care of high-risk patients.
Description: This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in: HAMER, M., 2012. Psychosocial stress and cardiovascular disease risk: the role of physical activity. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74(9), pp. 896-903.
Sponsor: The research presented in this article was made possible by funding from the British Heart Foundation.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31827457f4
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19193
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0b013e31827457f4
ISSN: 1534-7796
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