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Ugeskr Laeger. 2012 Jan 23;174(4):201-4.

[Stress and aging].

[Article in Danish]

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Psykiatrisk Center København, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 København Ø, Denmark.


Accumulating evidence supports the popular notion that psychological stress states may accelerate aging. Stress has been shown to influence cellular systems known to be involved in the aging process. Furthermore, stress is associated with an increased risk of various age-related medical disorders. These effects are likely mediated by the secretion of stress hormones. In this short review we focus on biochemical and epidemiological evidence for a link between stress and aging.

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