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Titolo:
Personality types, lifestyle, and sensitivity to mental stress in association with NK activity
Autore:
Imai, K; Nakachi, K;
Indirizzi:
Saitama Canc Ctr, Res Inst, Ina, Saitama 362, Japan Saitama Canc Ctr Ina Saitama Japan 362 Res Inst, Ina, Saitama 362, Japan
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYGIENE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
fascicolo: 1, volume: 204, anno: 2001,
pagine: 67 - 73
SICI:
1438-4639(200110)204:1<67:PTLAST>2.0.ZU;2-P
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
KILLER-CELL-ACTIVITY; CANCER; RISK;
Keywords:
personality type; lifestyle; mental stress; neurotransmitter; NK activity;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
18
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Imai, K Radiat Effects Res Fdn, Dept Epidemiol, Minami Ku, 5-2 Hijiyama Pk, Hiroshima 7320815, Japan Radiat Effects Res Fdn 5-2 Hijiyama Pk Hiroshima Japan 7320815 an
Citazione:
K. Imai e K. Nakachi, "Personality types, lifestyle, and sensitivity to mental stress in association with NK activity", INT J HYG E, 204(1), 2001, pp. 67-73

Abstract

We conducted a cross-sectional study among 302 healthy Japanese male workers to make a mechanistic approach to the association between personality types and cancer; two types of personality, the emotionally unstable-introvert and the emotionally stable-extravert, were compared with each other in lifestyle, mental stress status, and biological markers such as plasma levelsof neurotransmitters and NK activity of peripheral lymphocytes. We first found that emotionally unstable-introverts have a more unhealthy lifestyle associated with low NK activity than among stable-extraverts,along with higher sensitivity to mental stress (also known to suppress NK activity) than stable-extraverts. Second, emotionally unstable-introverts were found to have in fact decreased NK activity along with higher plasma levels of noradrenaline, when compared with stable-extraverts. Our results thus demonstrate that emotionally unstable-introverts have a decreased capacity of immunological host defense against cancer, which is possibly due to two factors, unhealthy lifestyle and high sensitivity to mental stress.

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