quarta-feira, 7 de abril de 2010

This post might boost your immunity

O título This post might boost your immunity é de um post de Christian Torres no Spoonful of Medicine, um blog da Nature, publicado hoje.
"Today’s dose will give your immune system a boost. There’s good news for those suffering from COPD, and some not-so-good news for the food pyramid. Also, what can brown (fat) do for you? 
-- See that picture? We just boosted your immune system, apparently. In a new study, 28 individuals were shown a slideshow of images featuring sick people. Blood was drawn before and after, and researchers found that levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), an immune system molecule, jumped 23% during the slide show. Some participants instead saw a slideshow with guns being pointed at them, but they experienced a mere 6% boost in IL-6. (Psychology Today via Gawker — yes, Gawker)"
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